LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College students Tori Frei, Emily Cowdrey and Toby Colburn teamed up to win the Student Knowledge Bowl at the Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting held in late February at Portland, Ore.
The students are part of the college’s Movement & Sport Sciences club, which sent seven juniors and seniors to the conference. They were joined by two LC State Physical, Life, Movement and Sport Sciences Division faculty members, Clay Robinson and Lee Ann Wiggin.
Frei, Cowdrey and Colburn formed one of 10 undergraduate teams that competed in a Jeopardy-style format. The competition tests knowledge in areas such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise testing, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, and special populations. The three continued a strong tradition because LC State has had at least one team place in the top three in the competition in each of the last 10 years. This, however, was the first year LC State claimed the title.
Frei is from Lewiston, Cowdrey from Pullman and Colburn is from Kellogg. The competition includes the University of Oregon, University of Washington, Washington State and Gonzaga, among other Pacific Northwest schools.
By winning the competition, the threesome earned the opportunity to compete at the American College of Sports Medicine national conference in San Diego on May 31-June 4. They will compete against other regional winners.
Frei and Cowdrey also took part in the undergraduate poster session at the conference, presenting the preliminary findings of their research. Their study focuses on the lower body mechanics of post-surgical knees and healthy knees during single leg hops. Based on their poster, Frei and Cowdrey were invited to submit their research for presentation at the Northwest Biomechanics Symposium, which will be held at Washington State University later this spring.
For more information on the LC State LC State Physical, Life, Movement and Sport Sciences Division, visit its website.