St. Cloud High’s Kaylin White, a weightlifting state champion this year, has added another honor, being named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
White was nominated by her coach, St. Cloud’s Corey Aun, who has been a member of the NSCA for over a decade.
“I nominated Kaylin for this recognition after her state title in weightlifting and her ninth place finish in diving at state,” Aun said of White, who was the Orange Belt Conference diving champion for the second year in a row.
“The National Strength and Conditioning Association is the gold standard for strength and conditioning in North America (kind of like the American Medical Association for doctors).”
The award is presented “In recognition of achievement in the development of improved athletic performance through strength and conditioning excellence.”
“White’s determination to improve in athletics while maintaining academic prominence is a great model for all student-athletes at St. Cloud High School,” read a release from the NSCA. “Supporting our student-athletes like Kaylin White guarantees a stronger future for the NSCA.”
White has been a member of St. Cloud weightlifting since her freshman year and had two state runner-up finishes before benching and cleaning to the Class 2A 11o-pound title last month in Panama City.