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Vol 56 No. 11 | Sept. 2004
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Garhammer Receives NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently presented John Garhammer, professor of kinesiology and physical education at CSULB, with its 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award, presented at the 27th NSCA national conference, represents the highest level of acknowledgement offered by the association. The award is given to members have at least 15 years of service to the association, have been a past member of the board of directors, and who have accumulated the necessary points to be considered for the award.

Garhammer meets all the above requirements of the award, and more. His contributions in the field of strength and conditioning in general, and to the NSCA in particular are enormous. He has been a professional member of the association since 1983, and has volunteered his time and expertise through his work on the board of directors, research committee, Certification Commission Executive Council, as well as having written or contributed to numerous articles, abstracts, books, and instructional videotapes.

His dedication to the strength and conditioning profession is apparent, with nearly 20 years at CSULB as both a professor and director of the biomechanics laboratory, and strength and conditioning coordinator for the men’s and women’s varsity teams. Garhammer has demonstrated his passion to promote the profession with an emphasis on education and applied research.

“ I feel I’ve been rewarded just by being able to work with the types of individuals who have received this award in the past--just to be able to discuss questions and get insights from these individuals,” said Garhammer. “I encourage all NSCA members, especially the younger members, to get involved. You just never know who might wind up on a committee with you, and some of the high-caliber people you might get to work with.”

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