University of Wisconsin athletes Molly Meuer (Madison, Wis.) and Eric Hanson (Madison, Wis.) were named National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-Americans, the organization announced, for their accomplishments in and dedication to strength training and conditioning.
Both Meuer and Hanson, soccer players who completed their eligibility this year, were nominated by UW assistant strength and conditioning coach Jim Snider in December.
Meuer, a co-captain, helped lead the Badgers to the second round of the NCAA tournament this past season. The midfielder/defender started all 23 matches and totaled 10 points off four goals and two assists.
"Molly is one of the most determined and hard-nosed athletes I have ever worked with in all realms of sport," said Snider, who is an NSCA member. She has a contagious attitude and a dedication to strength and conditioning that brings the people around her to a higher level of training.
Hanson started all 19 contests in goal and notched a 1.57 goals-against average. He also racked up 81 saves and one shutout.
"Eric is an extremely driven and hard-working individual and a proven leader by example," said Snider. "His performance of the field is a direct correlation to his hard work in the weight room."
The NSCA works with well-known industry experts to enhance, enlighten and advance the field of strength and conditioning. It offers two nationally accredited certification programs-the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.