The full U-M press release is located here and contains quotes from coaches on each of Michigan's All Americans.
This year, the NSCA awarded the honor to 247 collegiate and high school athletes from 96 schools. The program recognizes collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments as well as their integrity as student-athletes.
2011 U-M NSCA All-American Athletes of the Year
• Anthony Biondo (Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa Valley), 5th/Sr., wrestling
• Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Cabrini), Jr., softball
• Alisha Cole (Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac), 5th/Sr., women's track and field
• Hannah Dawson (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional), Jr., field hockey
• Luke Glendening (Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids), Jr., ice hockey
• Kevin Koger (Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer), Jr., football
• Paige Laytos (Lititz, Pa./Warwick), 5th/Sr., field hockey
• Mike Martin (Redford, Mich./Catholic Central), Jr., football
• Claire McElheny (Westfield, Ind./Brebeuf Prep), Jr./So., volleyball
• David Molk (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township), Sr./Jr., football
• Adam Patterson (Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast), Sr., football
• Robert Peddlar (Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmer's Boys), Jr., men's track and field
• Emily Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore), Sr., women's track and field
• Rachael Ropeik (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron), Sr./Jr., women's swimming and diving
• Stephen Schilling (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue), Sr., football
• Brandon Sinnery (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy), Jr., baseball
• Joe Strizich (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius College Prep), Jr., men's track and field
• Ryan Van Bergen (Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall), Sr./Jr., football
• Taylor Voice (Boyne City, Mich./Boyne City), Sr./Jr., men's track and field
Martin, Molk and Schilling are two-time winners of the award.
Congratulations to each of the All Americans and to the strength and conditioning staff.