Forty-two Samford University Kinesiology students traveled to Greenville, South Carolina to present their research at the 2022 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) annual conference.
Collectively, the students presented 16 poster presentations and two oral presentations with two teams placing in the top eight. Ashleigh Davis, senior exercise science major, and Ashley Rice, senior sports medicine major, placed third overall for their poster presentation, “Effects of Acute Beetroot Juice Ingestion on Reactive Agility Performance.”
“Opportunities like this enhance the Samford student experience,” said John Petrella, professor and Department of Kinesiology chair. “Students hone their public speaking skills but also garner experience preparing their work and research for public consumption. Conferences also provide a wonderful opportunity for students to network with professionals and like-minded students. We are extremely proud of the way our students represented Samford and the outcomes they achieved.”
Students also participated in the conference’s Quiz Bowl. The team comprised of students Megan Barnes, junior sports medicine major, Carlie Hay, junior exercise science major, and Hannah Thigpen, senior health sciences major, placed third in the competition out of 32 teams from across the southeast region.