The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded Belmont track and field athlete Tyler Howell with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award. This award, which recognizes dedication to strength training and conditioning, was given to 207 collegiate athletes from 116 schools from across the nation. Howell was nominated for the award by Belmont Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh McMillian.
“Tyler was a walk-on to the Belmont track and field program as a freshman,” said McMillian. “He has never missed a day in the weight room and not only increased his strength over the past three years, but has also changed his body and become more of an athlete.”
Howell, a senior from Signal Mountain, Tennessee, is a four-year letterwinner as a thrower, competing in the shot put and hammer. During the 2009 indoor and outdoor seasons, he has 11 top-10 finishes, including two top-five finishes in the weight throw at the last two Atlantic Sun Conference Indoor Championships.