Aug. 3, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Florida State’s Tyler Everett was recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as the 2010 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year. The award, presented on an annual basis by the NSCA, honors a student-athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning.
The NSCA honored 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools in 2010 with this esteemed award. Everett stood out among these elite athletes to garner the organization’s top individual accolade. Over the course of a year, the Tallahassee, Fla., native dedicated his time and energy to the strength and conditioning program at Florida State spearheaded by baseball strength coach Jesse Collins, who just completed his fourth season with the Seminole baseball program.
“Tyler bought into the strength and conditioning program as well as decided that this was going to be a major focus of his this season,” said Collins. “Tyler completely transformed his body over the last year.”
The numbers don’t lie. Everett shaved off 18 pounds to his current weight of 202 pounds, while reducing his body composition to 13.9%. Along with increasing his vertical leap by two inches and decreasing both his 10-yard dash and pro agility times by 0.15 and 0.2 seconds, respectively, the junior right hander witnessed an increase in his velocity by two mph. Throughout the 2010 season, Everett’s fastball topped out at 90 mph.
“Tyler is always eager to improve and constantly looking for extra work to push himself to the next level,” added Collins. “Whether the team was involved with conditioning drills or lifting in the weight room, Tyler was always in the middle challenging his teammates to complete the task at hand.”
Everett finished the 2010 season with a 3-1 record and a 3.77 ERA in 23 appearances. He ranked third on the team in ERA among relievers with over 20 appearances. Everett worked 45.1 innings as a junior collecting 39 strikeouts, while holding the opposition to a .275 batting average.
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tenn., fitness product leader.