Tag Archives: Sports

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

In memoriam: Legendary golf coach Bruce Fossum

Former Department of Kinesiology associate professor and legendary Michigan State men’s golf coach Grover “Bruce” Fossum died recently. He was 86 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Fossum spent 30 years teaching at MSU and authored two books: “GOLF” and “Golf Made Easier Not Easy.” He is remembered by those within the MSU athletic community… Read More »

Gould presented Game Changer award

Gould presented Game Changer award

Daniel Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University has received the 2014 Detroit PAL Varner/Tenbusch Game Changer award. Gould accepted the award at Detroit PAL’s 2014 MVP Awards on Feb. 13 at the Detroit Athletic Club. Given to those individuals who work or volunteer to improve… Read More »

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Kinesiology students earn teaching awards

Two graduate teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology – Alexander Montoye and Kimbo Yee – have each received the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from Michigan State University. The 2014 awards were given to six graduate students from across campus for the care and skill they have shown in meeting their classroom teaching responsibilities. About Alexander Montoye… Read More »

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Alumnus joins MSU Athletics Hall of Fame

Henry “Hank” Bullough, BA 1956 (Physical Education), was inducted into the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony on Sept. 12, 2013, at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Bullough — along with hockey superstars Ryan and Kip Miller, men’s basketball champion Morris Peterson, and volleyball leader and All-American Jenna Wrobel — … Read More »

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership

Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic League… Read More »

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids finish first in the classroom

Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved… Read More »

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness

Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… Read More »

Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Smith inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Alan L. Smith, chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology in Michigan State University’s College of Education, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. The election is a significant honor for scholars and leaders in the field, granted only to a select few professionals who are held in high esteem by… Read More »

Gould presents research on Olympic athlete performance in London

Gould presents research on Olympic athlete performance in London

With the 2012 Summer Olympics just months away, Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould traveled to London this week to present his research on the psychology of Olympic excellence. An internationally known expert on coaching, Gould has mentally trained Olympic champions and conducted a series of studies for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He gave a… Read More »