Kinesiology Students Win NEACSM Awards at 2019 Annual Meeting

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Students NEACSM winners 2019

Robert Marcotte, Colleen Chase, Nicholas Remillard

December 18, 2019

Three kinesiology students received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 7-8 in Providence, Rhode Island.

They include:

  • Lawrence E. Armstrong Minority Graduate Student Award – Robert Marcotte
  • Mark Connolly Memorial Master’s Scholarship – Colleen Chase
  • Student Investigator Undergraduate Award – Nicholas Remillard

“We are so proud of our undergraduate and graduate students,” says Jane Kent, Professor and Chair of the Department. “These awards reflect the excellence and intent with which they pursue their studies here at UMass, and the long tradition of our faculty providing top-tier research experiences for our students.”

Doctoral student Robert Marcotte won the NEACSM Lawrence E. Armstrong Minority Scholarship, which is awarded to support and encourage professional development and academic excellence in minority students in the New England region.

"I'm very fortunate the New England ACSM offers funding opportunities to support graduate students and minorities as we progress through our graduate studies and research," Robert says. "I'm honored the New England ACSM is willing to invest in my continued development as a graduate student researcher!"

Second year master’s student Colleen Chase received the Mark Connolly Memorial Master’s Scholarship. The award is given to a student researching areas of clinical or basic exercise science or sports medicine. Selection is based on academic excellence, work experience, professional activities including professional memberships, and a poster or free communication presentation at the NEACSM annual meeting.

Nicholas Remillard received the NEACSM Student Investigator Undergraduate Award. The award is given for student presentations at the meeting and comes with a $500 prize.