Courtesy: Joe Browning UNCW Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Pat Murphy gets together with winners Drew Farber and Jennifer Ludemann
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior catcher Drew Farber and senior defender Jennifer Ludemann of UNCW have been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for their dedication to strength training and conditioning.
The pair joins a group of 229 high school and collegiate student-athletes honored by the NSCA as NSCA All-Americans.
“Drew demonstrates an unrivaled toughness, work ethic and commitment to athletic improvement on a daily basis,” said Pat Murphy, UNCW’s head strength and conditioning coach. Farber, who caught 53 of UNCW’s 55 games last spring, had surgery last summer to repair a torn labrum in his hip and bounced back this season following a rigorous strength program.
“Through his dedication and hard work, he has made a full recovery and is playing a key role with the team this spring,” Murphy added.
Ludemann, meanwhile, started 80 of 81 matches during her four-year career with the Seahawks and proved a “model of durability,” according to Murphy. “Jennifer is the type of athlete that every strength coach wants to work with. She leads by example, on and off the field, and completely changed her game through her hard work in the weight room. Her durability is a direct reflection of her commitment and toughness.”
The NSCA program is in its 34th year and honored student-athletes from 98 schools with the awards.
“The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied,” said Boyd Epley, NSCA founder. “The NSCA is pleased to recognize student-athletes who put forth an effort to improve their performance through strength and conditioning. We applaud them for their hard work.”