May 30, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -
Reggie Hearn, a senior on the Northwestern men's basketball team, has been honored as the male recipient of the inaugural Hammer Strength All-American Athlete of the Year Award.
Hearn was recently presented the award at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Athletes to be considered for this award are characterized by intensity, consistency of purpose, achievement, and teamwork. These athletes are superior performers on the field/court who exemplify the best of what it takes to become fierce competitors.
They exhibit tremendous work ethic and leadership skills. They motivate their teammates to excel and perform at their best. Leaders by example, these student-athletes have strong academic standing and exhibit good sportsmanship. They are dedicated to their sport---tireless workers in pursuit of excellence---translating everything they accomplish, be it in the strength and conditioning arena or the classroom, to performance on the field/court.
Hearn was nominated for the award by Northwestern Assistant Director of Sports Performance Mike Schweigert.
"Reggie was an exceptional choice as the recipient of the Hammer Strength All-American Award," Schweigert said. "As a former walk-on turned starter, it's no surprise he excels in the weight room. Reggie has become a leader in areas of mental attitude, positivity, resilience and work ethic. He holds himself to high standards, positively encourages his teammates and sets an example for underclassmen.
"No matter the situation, Reggie is selfless in his actions and uncompromising in his drive to succeed. He consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership, service, and passion in every task he takes on."
Jeannelle Scheper, a member of the track and field team at South Carolina, was honored as the female recipient of the award.
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