TWU earns second place in Student Bowl Competition; faculty and students awarded

TWU faculty and students at TACSM meeting

Two teams of kinesiology students proudly represented Texas Woman’s and the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology by competing in the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Student Bowl Competition against 36 teams representing 23 universities. The TWU Maroon Team, which earned second place in the competition, consisted of Kylie Eynon, Maddie Hoffman and Dreanna McAdams. The TWU White Team consisted of Samantha Brandt, Madeline Boutwell and Ansah Qureshi.

The Student Bowl Competition, which was held during the TACSM 2020 annual meeting Feb. 20-21 in Waco, Texas, was presented in a “Jeopardy” game show format and included questions from multiple categories that spanned the entire Exercise Science curriculum and general undergraduate knowledge.

“Our undergraduate students were competing with students from some of the most prestigious exercise physiology programs in Texas and the U.S. and demonstrated the quality of the TWU experience in kinesiology,” said Kyle Biggerstaff, PhD, associate professor.

TWU students at TACSM Meeting

TWU faculty and students received several other accolades at the meeting as well:

  • Student Dreanna McAdams received the TACSM TWU Major of the Year Award.
  • Student Emily Zumbro earned third place in the TACSM Doctoral Research Poster Award competition.
  • Associate Professor Kyle Biggerstaff, PhD, received the TACSM Service Award.
  • Associate Professor Rhett Rigby, PhD, completed his elected three-year term on the Board of Directors.

In addition, several TWU students were given the opportunity to present their research, including:

  • Madeline Boutwell (Undergraduate Student)
  • Dreanna McAdams (Undergraduate Student)
  • TWU faculty member receiving award at TACSM Meeting
    Ryan Gordon (Doctoral Student)
  • Michael Oldham (Doctoral Student)
  • Matthew Sokoloski (Doctoral Student)
  • Chase White (Doctoral Student)
  • Emily Zumbro (Doctoral Student)

“Madeline Boutwell and Dreanna McAdams went above and beyond as undergraduates by presenting their research projects, and Emily Zumbro was outstanding while presenting her research in the doctoral student category,” said Biggerstaff. “We are very proud of all of our students who participated.”

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