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Newsletter - Spring 2024

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Tinsley Receives 2024 Angela Lumpkin Outstanding Research Award

Grant Tinsley given research award from Angela Lumpkin.Dr. Grant Tinsley was chosen as the 2024 Angela Lumpkin Outstanding Research Award recipient. Tinsley has published 126 peer-reviewed research articles, including 53 as corresponding author and 36 as first author. His articles have garnered 5,311 citations, with his resulting h-index and i10-index being 33 and 77, respectively.  He has received $697,940 in external funding to support his research, including $607,940 as Lead Principal Investigator. Tinsley is the inventor on the patent “Compositions and Methods of Use of Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) Associated with Intermittent Fasting.” His work on 3D scanning has resulted in an official license agreement between Texas Tech and Intel Corporation as well. Tinsley has delivered six keynote/invited presentations at national and international conferences with another scheduled at Harvard this summer. One of Dr. Tinsley's first and corresponding author articles won the 2018 Best Paper Award from the European Journal of Sports Science. In 2021, he received the Nutritional Research Achievement Award from National Strength and Conditioning Association, an honor bestowed to a single researcher each year and that can only be won once in a career. 

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2024 Angela Lumpkin Outstanding Teaching Awardee Ashley Harry

Ashley Harry given teaching award from Angela Lumpkin.Ashley Harry has earned the 2024 Angela Lumpkin Outstanding Teaching Award. Harry has taught more than 60 different sections within sport management and has been given a rating of 4.81 by her students. She has also supervised hundreds of students completing their sport management internships. One of her colleagues stated: " She has a remarkable ability to connect with students, adapt her teaching methods to their individual needs, and foster an intellectually vibrant classroom environment. Students love to take her class because of how engaging she is and her love for the material translates to her students. Ashley's passion for her subject matter is evident in every lecture she delivers. This infectious passion not only ignites a curiosity for learning but also cultivates a sense of intellectual liveliness within the classroom. Ashley Harry is an exemplary educator whose dedication to her students' learning and growth is truly commendable." gray line

Brown Earns Young Professional Award From SRLA

Headshot of Nigel Cyril Jiwan, a PhD student in KSM

The Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) has announced that Katie M. Brown has won the 2024 Lori K. Miller Sport and Recreation Law Association Young Professional Award. This award recognizes a young professional who demonstrates commitment to the study and instruction of the legal aspects of sport and recreation; service to the field and SRLA; as well as the potential for future growth and excellence in those same areas. More information on SRLA and its award winners here: SRLA 2024 Awards

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Online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Paves the Way to a Health-Driven Career

Online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Embark on a transformative journey with Texas Tech University's Online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program. Tailored for busy adults who have successfully earned an associate degree at a Texas two-year institution, our program opens doors to a variety of health-related careers. As you consider your next step, envision yourself thriving in the dynamic field of kinesiology. This is not just a degree; it's your gateway to a future where you make a meaningful impact on health and well-being.

Learn more about this exciting online degree and how you can apply today here.

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KSM Ph.D. Student Receives William Galey Scholarship Award

Headshot of Nigel Cyril Jiwan, a PhD student in KSM

The Teaching of Physiology Section of the American Physiology Society (APS) announced that Nigel Cyril Jiwan has been named the recipient of the William Galey Scholarship Award. This award provides professional development funds for up to three graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or early-or mid-career faculty newly transitioning into a teaching career to either attend the Center for Physiology Education pre-conference workshop prior to the American Physiology Summit. The award is given in memory of William Galey in honor of his commitment to the teaching and professional development of trainees in physiology. Nigel Cyril Jiwan is a Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Part-Time Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management and also works as an Instructional Development Consultant with the Graduate School at Texas Tech University. He works under the mentorship of Dr. Hui-Ying Luk in the Applied Physiology Laboratory.

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Three Kinesiology Students Awarded NSCA Foundation Scholarships

NSCA Scholarship Awardees

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation announced that Alexandra Khartabil, McKenzie Hare and Kealey Wohlgemuth have each been named a recipient of the NSCA Foundation's Women's Scholarship for 2023. This program awards $2,000 to NSCA members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field.

Alexandra is a first-year Exercise Physiology Ph.D. student and Graduate Part-Time Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University. She works under the mentorship of Dr. Danielle Levitt in the Metabolic Health and Muscle Physiology Laboratory.

McKenzie is a second-year graduate student at Texas Tech University. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from The University of Alabama in the Spring of 2022 and is currently working on her master's degree in human performance.

Kealey is a third-year Ph.D. student originally from Topsail Island, North Carolina. She completed both her undergraduate and master's degrees in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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Making Moves

Kelly McFarland (Physical Education '92) found herself enjoying her teaching career after graduating from Texas Tech, but still yearning for more. It was this, along with her passion for helping people get better, that caused her to pursue a new career path in physical therapy. Hear Kelly's story of how a strong entrepreneurial spirit and drive led her to opening her own business, Premier Rehab, which has now expanded to nine locations across the DFW metroplex.

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In My Own Words – Anyssa Barbosa

As a college softball player in Oklahoma, Anyssa Barbosa developed a passion for collegiate athletics. Now, she's pursuing a dual degree with a J.D./M.S. in Sport Management.

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