Exercise and Health Sciences Students Win New England College Bowl, Advance to Nationals

Colleen Locke | November 02, 2016
Laurie Milliken, Sean Derby-Kilfoyle, Lindsay Breidal, Tri Vo, and Sarah Camhi pose with their trophies.

Laurie Milliken, Sean Derby-Kilfoyle, Lindsay Breidal, Tri Vo, and Sarah Camhi pose with their trophies.

For the first time, undergraduate exercise and health sciences students from UMass Boston have won first place in the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s College Bowl. This means Sean Derby-Kilfoyle, Lindsay Breidel, and Tri Vo will be representing UMass Boston and New England at the national American College of Sports Medicine conference in May.

“I am very proud of our student team who studied and prepared diligently, as well as our faculty who have worked hard to make sure our curriculum is rigorous and prepares students for careers and graduate study in exercise and health sciences,” said interim chair and associate professor of exercise and health sciences Jessica Whiteley.

At the regional competition on October 13, the UMass Boston team bested 21 other New England teams by answering questions about kinesiology, strength and conditioning, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, fitness assessment, and exercise prescription.

Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences Sarah Camhi is serving as the team’s mentor, but all professors who teach core exercise and health sciences courses are involved in the competition. They wish the students the best in the next round.

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