Seven Hokies Named All-Americans
Athletes honored by NSCA
March 31, 2001

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Seven Virginia Tech athletes have been named All-American Athletes by the National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) for 2001, as announced Saturday by the association.

Football players Cory Bird and Josh Redding, women's basketball player Tere Williams, lacrosse player Lisa Givens, softball player Mary Lowzinski and Chris Martin and Eric Hall of the wrestling squad were all honored for their work in the weightroom.

"We are very pleased that the National Strength and Conditioning Association would recognize athletes like these seven who have excelled in our strength and conditioning program," said Mike Gentry, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance at Virginia Tech. "Their excellence has contributed to their success on the field and has set a great example for the rest of our student-athletes to follow."

The 2001 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes are recognized for their athletic accomplishments, academic and personal achievements, community involvement and leadership qualities. This year, 173 athletes from 74 colleges and universities from across the country in 26 competitive sport categories were acknowledged for their enthusiasm and hard work.

The NSCA All-American athlete of the year award program is in its 18th year.