April 3, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently named four Maryland student-athletes Strength and Conditioning All-Americans. The quartet of Jimmy Sheptock (wrestling), Jake Stinnett (baseball) and Moriah Young (track and field) is among 229 total collegiate and high school athletes the NSCA recognized with the honor. Athletes are selected based on nominations from their strength coaches.
"This is a tremendous honor for our department," said Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports Mike Szemborski. "Having four student-athletes attain this accolade speaks to the dedication and work ethic of all Terrapin student-athletes. It is a privilege to work with these student athletes every day and we're grateful the NSCA has given us a way to acknowledge their commitment to training."
Assistant Strength Coach Matt McManus on McCann- "Amanda has worked hard in all aspects of her training to turn herself from a walk-on into a starter and leader on the softball team. She represents Maryland well and has earned the respect of her teammates through her tireless work ethic and positive attitude."
Assistant Strength Coach Jimmy Sheptock is a grinder. Jimmy has consistently proven to be a leader on our team and a role model for our younger athletes. He does things the right way. He is extremely dedicated to his physical development, which has resulted in consistent gains in the weight room and increased performance on the mat. As a sophomore, Jimmy was an ACC Champion at 174 pounds and as a junior won the ACC at 184."
Assistant Strength Coach Seth Diters on Stinnett- "Jake is a true leader both on and off the field. He is someone that all the underclassmen look up to and respect. He does all the little things right and is truly deserving of this recognition."
Kwiatkowski on Young- "Moriah is the type of student-athlete that steps into the weight room and commands attention, not because she is loud and seeks out attention, but because of the way she carries herself and her consistent effort and dedication to her development. She is an extremely coachable athlete and a great leader. Through hard work and perseverance, Moriah has set school records in the squat, clean and bench press in the past year. Moriah has shown consistent improvement in her events, finishing second in the ACC in the weight throw in 2012 and she currently has the second longest throw in Maryland history in the hammer."