Pitchford, Kessler Earn AKA Kudos

AKA 2016 awardees Andy Pitchford, Sarah Kessler
4/14/16

Kinesiology graduate students Andy Pitchford and Sarah Kessler have been selected by the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) to receive honors for 2016

PhD student Andy Pitchford is being awarded the American Kinesiology Association National Doctoral Scholar for 2016. This is the third year that the AKA has selected a national winner. The award honors the student whose academic and leadership records are judged to be most distinctive among the nominees submitted from universities across the country. Individuals were nominated by faculty as having demonstrated an exceptional interest in the field of kinesiology by undertaking independent or guided research, assuming leadership positions, and having the potential for making a significant impact on the field. Andy's PhD mentor is HF/MVS professor Dale Ulrich, who directs the Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities.

MS student Sarah Kessler was named by AKA as an American Kinesiology Association Masters Scholar for 2016. The award honors a select number of students whose academic and leadership records are distinctive. These students, who were nominated by faculty, have demonstrated an exceptional interest in the field of kinesiology by undertaking independent or guided research, assuming leadership positions, and having the potential for making a significant impact on the field. Sarah is a member of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory, which is directed by Jessica Deneweth Zendler.

Congrats Andy and Sarah, Dale and Jessica!