Koziol Named NSCA All-American

April 22, 2008

SEATTLE - Washington outfielder Marnie Koziol has been named a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-American for her dedication to strength training and conditioning.

Koziol, who is a junior from Renton, Washington, is hitting .304 on the season and leads the Huskies with 34 runs scored and 21 stolen bases. She was honored as an honorable mention All-Pac-10 outfielder last season after hitting .307 with 30 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.

'Marnie's physical and personal development has been entertaining to watch,' said UW strength coach Jason Phillips. 'She has embraced the physical components of the game and devoted herself to improving each and every one, which is exactly what she has done.

'She is a tireless worker and takes a legitimate interest in her teammates success as much as her own. Marnie is a champion in the weight room, on the field, and in the classroom.'

Koziol was one of 20 softball players from NCAA Division I, II or III to be honored by the NSCA, and was the only player from a Pac-10 university among the group. It marks the second straight year that a UW softball player has been named an NSCA All-American, after both Danielle Lawrie and Caitlin Noble were selected last season.

The NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year program recognizes collegiate athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of the strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. These athletes are also recognized for their academic and personal accomplishments as well as their integrity as student athletes.

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