PERU – Peru State junior volleyball player Kira Shapiro (Omaha) and former football player Andrew Shackelford (Parrish, Fla.) have been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year.
The NSCA recognizes those collegiate and high school athletes, whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments and they integrity as student-athletes.
Over 500 All-American Athletes of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year have been honored representing over 230 schools. Shapiro’s and Shackelford’s respective coaches made the recommendations which allowed Dr. Kyle Ryan, professor of health, physical education, and recreation, to make the nominations.
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