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Three Jackrabbits earn strength and conditioning honors

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 06/20/2011 11:19:38
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The South Dakota State strength and conditioning staff selected senior football player Jake Steffen as the 2010-11 SDSU Strength and Conditioning Male Athlete of the Year, while senior volleyball player Ellyce Youngren and senior soccer player Cori Bonte as the female athletes of the year.

The strength and conditioning staff selects the award winners based upon leadership displayed, coachability and consistency with effort and intensity. The staff attempts to award the student-athletes that display those characteristics, as opposed to awarding strictly based on the strength or gifts of the student-athletes.

2010-11 Male S&C Athlete of the Year:
  Jake Steffen - Football
    Power Clean = 160 kg (352 lbs)
    Back Squat = 484 lbs
    Bench Press = 365 lbs
    Vertical Jump = 30 in.
    Standing Long Jump = 9' 2"
    Pro Agility (5-10-5) = 4.25 seconds
    10 yd Sprint = 1.69 seconds
   
2010-11 Co-Female S&C Athletes of the Year:
  Ellyce Youngren - Volleyball
    Power Clean = 70 kg (154 lbs)
    Back Squat = 210 lbs
    Bench Press = 115 lbs
    Vertical Jump = 20 in.
    Approach Jump = 10'1"
    Pro Agility (5-10-5) = 4.57 seconds
    300 yd Shuttle (avg.) = 63.92 seconds
 
  Cori Bonte - Soccer
    Power Clean = 75 kg (165 lbs)
    Back Squat = 245 lbs
    Bench Press = 165 lbs
    Vertical Jump = 24.5 lbs
    10 yd Sprint = 1.66 seconds


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