Deneweth, Zurales named AKA Scholars


The American Kinesiology Association (AKA)recently honored two School of Kinesiology students for their academics and leadership.

Katie Zurales, MVS '13, was selected as an AKA National Undergraduate Scholar, whileJessica Deneweth, PhD '13, was selected as an AKA National Graduate Scholar.

The annual awards are for an undergraduate student and a graduate student whose academic and leadership records are distinctive. These students, nominated by faculty, have “demonstrated an exceptional interest in the field of kinesiology by undertaking independent or guided research, assuming leadership positions, and volunteering to serve in various kinesiology-related endeavors."

The AKA, an organization of over 130 Kinesiology departments housed in colleges and universities nationwide, promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and works to advance its many applications. The School of Kinesiology is a charter member of the AKA.

Congratulations to both of these outstanding ambassadors for U-M Kinesiology!

Zurales photo from M-Go Blue site