Kara Mupo of women's lacrosse and Eric Chun of men's golf earn honor
Mike Schweigert is in his third full year as Northwestern's Assistant Director of Sports Performance, working with men's basketball, men's swimming, and men's and women's golf, while also serving as the internship coordinator for the sports performance department.
Prior to coming to Northwestern, Schweigert worked at the University of Georgia as a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning in 2005 before being promoted to full-time status in 2006. While with the Bulldogs, Schweigert oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for men's basketball, women's volleyball and the men's and women's track and field teams.
A native of the suburban Chicago town of Niles, Ill., Schweigert is a graduate of Notre Dame High School for Boys where he played football, basketball and volleyball. Schweigert is a 2003 graduate of Indiana University where he played club lacrosse for one season in 1999 before focusing on his studies. In 2003 he earned his bachelor's degree in inesiology with an emphasis as a Fitness Specialist. While at IU he served as an intern in the Hoosiers' strength and conditioning department where he worked directly with the men's basketball, women's volleyball and men's and women's track and field teams.
Upon graduation from Indiana, Schweigert returned close to home for eight months as a Strength and Conditioning intern with the Chicago Bulls basketball club, where he worked with former head strength coach Al Vermeil and current coach Erik Helland. In August of 2004, he left the Bulls to become a strength & conditioning graduate assistant at Northern Illinois University. While in DeKalb, Schweigert supervised the training of several Huskie sports, including women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, men's & women's golf, as well as assisting with football.
Schweigert is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Schweigert is a certified USA Weightlifting Level One Sports Performance Coach. He also holds certifications from the Functional Movement Screen, and the American Heart Association (CPR, AED, and First Aid).