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Senior Named All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year

Brandon Peifer and Jessica Jing McCann

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Jessica Jing McCann was named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year. The honor, given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), recognizes high school and collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments reflect their dedication to strength and conditioning. The athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments, as well as their integrity as student-athletes. Jing, a thrower on the track team, was recognized for her accomplishments in the track and field category. She has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at Seton Hill University this fall.

Jing was nominated by Fox Chapel Area High School social studies teacher and interscholastic strength and conditioning head coach Brandon Peifer. He describes Jing as an “exceptional athlete” who has been committed to her offseason strength and conditioning training.  He also knows her as a very accomplished student and national award-winning artist.  

“Jessica truly embodies everything we believe a student-athlete should be,” Coach Peifer says.

Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world. The NSCA exists to empower a community of professionals to maximize their impact through disseminating evidence-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, networking opportunities, and continuing education. The NSCA community is composed of more than 60,000 members and certified professionals throughout the world.