Chanel King and Jimmy Mulligan Recognized As National Strength And Conditioning Association All-Americans
April 11, 2012
Queens, N.Y. -
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently announced the inclusion of Chanel King and Jimmy Mulliganas All-Americans for their dedication to strength training and conditioning.
King's work has led to a stellar senior season where she has paced the St. John's throwers to consistent top-three finishes at this year's meets. The senior currently ranks among the top-ten in St. John's record books for multiple events. King ranks sixth in outdoor shot put at 13.90 meters, seventh in the indoor weight throw with a 18.09 meter toss at this year's Long Island Championship and fifth in indoor shot put with a 14.56 meter effort at the 2012 BIG EAST Championships. She has won six career individual titles at the Metropolitan Championships.
"Chanel is one of the strongest female athletes that I have worked with in my 15 years as strength and conditioning coach," said St. John's Director of Strength & Conditioning Robert Basile. "Her work ethic, intensity, and enthusiastic attitude have allowed her to make significant gains in strength and power. Her success in the weight room has directly impacted her success in the throwing circle. She is currently on the All-Star BIG EAST team for the weight throw."
A season after appearing in 18 games, five starts, as a redshirt freshman, Mulligan started 22 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2011 and was one of nine players to appear in all 23 contests as the Red Storm reached the NCAA Tournament, won its conference-record ninth BIG EAST Tournament crown and finished with a 14-7-2 mark. Mulligan totaled a career-high six points on the year, tallying one goal and ranking tied for second on the team with a career-high four assists. The midfielder ranked second on the team with 22 shots on goal and was also seventh with 1,697 minutes played, more than 2.5 times his minutes from the previous season.
"Jimmy is a wonderful individual with qualities that make him a top student-athlete," said Basile. "His dedication to training has directly impacted his soccer performance. During his sophomore season, Jimmy's playing time increased significantly as he started in 22 out of 23 games."
The NSCA awarded 225 collegiate and high school athletes from 90 schools with this esteemed award. The NCSA All-American Athlete of the Year program is in its 33rd year and is funded with a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.