Hammer Strength is excited to announce, in partnership with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the second annual Hammer Strength All American Athlete of the Year award. Hammer Strength and the CSCCa aim to recognize the most outstanding male and female collegiate athletes who exemplify the best of what it takes to become an elite athlete and excel on and off the field or court.
Some of us might think that strength training is just for athletes, right? Well, it’s not! Though athletes use strength equipment in the gym to become stronger and faster, there are other reasons fitness equipment manufacturers like Hammer Strength specialize in strength equipment. You may be surprised at the numerous reasons you should add strength training to your fitness routine – whether you’re an athlete or not. And remember, strength training doesn’t automatically correlate to getting huge. It means building a healthier body.
The first annual Hammer Strength All American Athlete of the Year Award went to a very deserving individual: Jeanelle Scheper from the University of South Carolina. Our 2013 female award-winner entered college as a 15-year-old, set a school record jumping 6’3” ¼ during the 2013 season and became the Student Athlete of the Year. Additionally, she received accolades from her home country of St. Lucia as the St. Lucia Junior Female Athlete of the Year and the Sports Woman of the Year.