HARRISONBURG, Va., April 26, 2011 – James Madison volleyball senior Lindsay Callahan (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown) added another postseason award on Tuesday as she was named an National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Athlete of the Year.
The NSCA honored 247 collegiate and high school athletes from 96 schools with the award that recognizes student-athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning. Callahan was nominated for the award by JMU strength and conditioning coach Callye Williams.
“Strength and conditioning to me is all about mental toughness,” Callahan said. “It isn’t really about physical strength; it’s about being able to push your body to its potential and never taking a day off. I look to my teammates and coaches to be able to do this day in and day out.”
Added head volleyball coach Lauren Steinbrecher, “We have an exceptional strength and conditioning program here at JMU, coached by Callye Williams, that prepared Lindsay for elite performance. Lindsay’s tremendous work ethic and drive have paid off in a big way. I could not be more thrilled for her.”
Callahan helped lead JMU to the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals in 2010 and was named First Team All-CAA. On Monday, she was named the Gary ’81 & Fredericka (Cookie) McCollum JMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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