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Exercise science and sport major Abigail E. Wagner presented research and was a member of Scranton’s second-place finishing quiz bowl team at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine.
November 28, 2017

University of Scranton students presented research and placed second in a quiz bowl against other college teams at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine, which took place in November in Harrisburg. Universities from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., participated in the annual conference.

            Senior exercise science and sport major Abigail E. Wagner, Lebanon, who was a member of the quiz bowl team, presented a poster of her study titled “Comparisons of Body Consciousness and Expected Barriers and Outcomes for Women Performing Two Exercise Regimens.” Her faculty mentor was Jessica Bachman, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport.

Also at the conference, senior exercise science and sport major Michaela M. Hogg, Delmar, New York, presented a poster of the study “Exercise but Not Menstrual Cycle Phase Increases Hamstring Flexibility” and biology major and full-tuition Presidential Scholarship recipient Mary K. Halligan, Gambrills, Maryland, presented a poster of the study “Menstrual Cycle Phase Not Exercise Intensity Affects ACL Laxity in Women.” Co-authors for both research studies were senior exercise science and sport majors Kailyn Schaedel, Plano, Texas; Stephen R. Kalinoski, Middleton, New Jersey; Megan E. Shannon, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey; and Angelica R. Del Vecchio, East Hanover, New Jersey. Michael J. Landram, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport, served as faculty mentor for both projects.
            University students also placed second in a quiz bowl competition against student teams representing 11 other colleges. Scranton’s quiz bowl team members were exercise science and sport majors: Wagner; sophomore Patrick J. Barney, Archbald; and seniors Anthony Puglisi, Pasadena, Maryland; and Angela Hubert, Belvidere, New Jersey (alt.).

University of Scranton students presented research at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine in November. From left: exercise science and sport senior Michaela M. Hogg; Michael J. Landram, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise science and sport at Scranton and faculty mentor for both students; and biology major Mary K. Halligan.

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