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Department of Kinesiology

Academic Year 2014-2015

Several of our Kinesiology student’s volunteered there time over several weekends on campus for the All-Star Swim Program in the Spring. This program is designed to turn swimmers or non- swimmers with special needs into All-Star Swimmers.


Adrianna Mitchell - American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Undergraduate Scholar Award Winner – 2015. The Kinesiology department was proud to nominate Adrianna Mitchell for the AKA Undergraduate Scholar Award. The award recognizes outstanding undergraduates at the national level for their academic and leadership accomplishments. The AKA selection process was very rigorous which speaks volumes to the quality of work that Adrianna has put forth during her time at CSUSB. Please visit the AKA website of additional information: scholar-award

In addition to being recognized by AKA, Adrianna also received one of four Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Major of the year awards for the department. Finally, Adrianna was selected as the Kinesiology Department’s Outstanding Undergraduate for the College of Natural Sciences. Congratulations, Adrianna!

2015 SHAPE America Major of the Year Award Winners. Congratulations to Adrianna Mitchell (Exercise Science), Danielle Otto (Allied Health), Deanna Bechard (Pedagogy) and Sarah Leighton (Adapted Physical Education) for being selected by the Kinesiology faculty as the 2015 Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Majors of the Year. They were selected based on their dedication to their academic work and service to CSUSB and the surrounding community. In March, at the SHAPE National Convention, our students and Majors of the Year from around the country were recognized at a ceremony in Seattle, Washington. Danielle Otto (pictured below) and Dr. Gentry were in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of our department’s award winners. Please take the time to congratulate

Nicole Sauls received ASI scholarship funding to travel to present her undergraduate research in Orlando, Fl at the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Matt Botenegra received ASI scholarship funding to travel to present his undergraduate research in San Diego, Ca at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference.

Kinesiology Student Association received the silver level of the Outstanding Community Service Program Award and was recognized at the Student Leadership and Development Banquet. The KSA President Sarah Leighton and Vice President Abdiel Fuentes accepted this award on behalf of the entire KSA.

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