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Kinesiology Department Achieves Great Accomplishments at National Conference

September 09, 2015


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Department of Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has recently achieved major accomplishments at the 2015 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Conference. The NSCA Conference held July 9-12 at the Disney World Swan Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is the premier international strength and conditioning event of the year, bridging the gap between scientist and the practitioner through presentations on cutting-edge research and dynamic hands-on sessions. The conference provides an exceptional way to learn the latest research, techniques, and breakthrough performance methods used by top professionals around the world.

Two kinesiology faculty and two students attended the conference to present peer reviewed research: Dr. Frank Spaniol, Professor of Kinesiology (Sport Science); Dr. Don Melrose, Professor of Kinesiology (Exercise Science); Brian Warren, former graduate student; and TyEisha Lawson, undergraduate student and McNair scholar. Undergraduate and graduate students worked collaboratively with faculty on the following research projects:

  • “Visual Skills of Elite Brazilian Soccer Players” – Marcello Alves, a graduate student; Dr. Frank Spaniol;  and TyEisha Lawson
  • “The Relationship Between Convergence, Divergence, and Tracking Skills on the Batting Performance of Professional Baseball Players” – Dr. Frank Spaniol; Juan Cruz, a graduate student; and TyEisha Lawson
  • “The Effects of a Training Elevation Mask on the VO2 Max of ROTC Cadets” – Brian Warren;  Dr. Frank Spaniol; and Dr. Randy Bonnette, Professor of Kinesiology
  • “No Difference in Dominant vs Non-Dominant Leg Bone Density, Bone Mineral Content, and Body Composition in NCAA Division I Female Soccer Players” – Dr. Don Melrose; ; Dr. Leon Mohan, former Kinesiology faculty member; and Janel Johnson, a graduate student