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Altdoerffer Earns NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Honors

Altdoerffer posted nine points for the Bobcats during her senior season.

April 4, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio field hockey senior Cathryn Altdoerffer (Conestoga, Pa.) has been awarded NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year honors for her superior efforts in the weight room and on the field this season.

The NSCA honored 229 collegiate and high school athletes from 98 schools with the prestigious accolade.

"The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate and high school athletics," NSCA founder Boyd Epley said. "The NSCA is pleased to recognize student-athletes that put forth an effort to improve their performance through strength and conditioning. They are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication."

Altdoerffer excelled during her senior season with the Bobcats while starting all 17 games. During the year, she scored two goals and added five assists to Ohio's offensive efforts and ended the season with nine points.

"Cathryn is the epitome of what defines an excellent college athlete," Ohio field hockey head coach Neil Macmillan said. "She's dedicated herself to her individual fitness goals and shown a great deal of improvement over her four years with our program. She's always made her time in the weight room a priority and does what she needs to become a better field hockey player."

Altdoerffer pestered opposing defenses all season, firing 43 total shots, 26 of which found their way on target. In recognition of her strong senior season, she was selected to play in the NFHCA Senior Game, earned NFHCA All-Region honors and was named First Team All-MAC.