Faculty and Alumni in the News

1/29/14: Immersive Learning feature of Get-out and -zumba from Shannon Powers.

12/10/13: Dr. Larry Judge receives the Ron Buss Service Award at the USATF Annual Meeting

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field held its annual awards breakfast on Saturday, December 7th to honor the outstanding achievements of masters, long-distance, race walking and elite athletes. Olympic legend Dan O’Brien, five time US Decathlon Champion,  was the master of ceremony for the event, which was held in conjunction with the 2013 USATF Annual Meeting at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis. Dr. Lawrence Judge, associate professor in the school of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University, was presented with the Ron Buss Service Award. Judge, the current National Chairman for USATF Coaches Education, was honored for his outstanding service to the USATF Coaches Education Committee. In 2012-2013 Dr. Judge instructed at 11 USATF level 1 schools as well as instructing at the USATF level 2 school in Hayward, CA and the IAAF level V academy in Chula Vista, CA.  Judge also presented at the National Coaching Conference in Colorado Springs, CO and presented at the International Council of Coaching Excellence in Durbin, South Africa. Judge’s impact is also noted throughout the elite coaching community due, in part, to Judge’s coaching of Jeremy Campbell to his first IPC World Championship in the F44 discus throw in Lyon France in July. For more information see http://www.usatf.org/News/USATF-recognizes-outstanding-achievements-at-all-l.aspx

11/6/13: Shannon Powers and Ball State University has teamed with the Buley Center to bring zumba to interested people. Read article here.

8/1/13: Dr. Lawrence Judge traveled to Lyon France and served as the personal Coach for US Paralympic athlete Jeremy Campbell at the 2013 IPC World Championships. Dr. Judge's athlete had a successful week winning an ESPY award and winning his first World Championship in the F44 discus throw.   Jeremy Campbell, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, received an ESPY award Wednesday for Best Male Athlete with a Disability and a gold medal in the men’s discus F44 at the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Athletics World Championship in Lyon, France on Sunday.   Campbell is credited as being the first Paralympian to throw the discus over 60 m. Campbell also currently holds the world record for longest men’s F44 discus throw with a throw of 63.46 m, which he broke at the 2012 UCO Endeavor Games.

   He has won gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics and the Beijing 2008 Paralympics. Cable television network ESPN presents the ESPY Awards each year, recognizing individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the year. Campbell was recognized alongside athletes like the Miami Heat’s Lebron James, tennis star Serena Williams and Olympic swimming icon Michael Phelps.  


"I am so excited and honored to have won the ESPY this year. I was not expecting it, so it caught me off-guard which made it that much more exciting,” said Campbell.  

“Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and for all the support from my coach Larry Judge."             

The gold at the world championships marked another momentous achievement for Campbell. Attached is a video clip of Campbell's winning throw as he works with his coach Larry Judge.  



5/13/13: Selen Razon, Physical education professor, penned a guest column. FORT WAYNE NEWS - SENTINEL - Read more

5/13/13: THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR: For health and happiness, women in Indiana need to embrace exercise (May 9): Selen Razon, physical education professor, penned a guest column. Read more

4/18/13: Lindsey Blom's interview as she discusses recent events at the Boston Marathon as we gear up for the Indy Mini Marathon!

3/15/13: Lindsey Blom's interview on live TV talking about Soccer for Peace Understanding project in Jordan. Congratulations to Lindsey and her team.

3/6/2013: Article in the Indy Star press regarding Paul E. Ashley that graduated from BSU June 18, 1999, with a Bachelor of Science. Paul's major was Exercise Science and Wellness in PE with a minor in Interpersonal Relations 2, and he was awarded a "Rising Star" by the Indianapolis Star.

2/22/13: A contingent of Ball State University will travel to the Middle East in mid-March for the third and final phase of an international program to strengthen ties between the United States and Jordan. Read Article

2/13/13: An article in Strategies on early specialization in sport authored by Dr. Larry Judge, Dr. Kim Bodey (ACE adjunct instructor), and former ACE student Jon Hoover was selected as the cover story of this month's issue.

2/13/13: Lee Yarger was recognized in the 2013 POWER 25 Aquatics most influential people of the past 25 years. Click here to read more

1-28-13: Kids at Cowan Elementary School will be running more, thanks to a grant designed to combat obesity. Liz Wanless applied for and received the grant from UnitedHealthcare of Indiana and YSA. Read article from the Star-Press.

12-27-12:  Ball State alumni Tammy Brant has a new fitness program that aims to get families active. Article in the Muncie Star-Press. 

9-12-12: Judge receives Order of Ikkos--Jeremy Campbell (Edmund, OK) presented his coach Larry Judge (Muncie, IN) the Order of Ikkos medal on September 9, 2012 just prior to the closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games in London. Jeremy Campbell won the gold medal in the F44 discus throw setting a Paralympic record of 60.05m. The Order of Ikkos was established to recognize the coaches whose athlete’s medal during the Olympic/Paralympic Games.

This medal is inspired by Ikkos, the first recorded Olympic coach in Ancient Greece. He is known for his coaching ability as he led two fellow Tarentine athletes to gold in the same event, Pentathlon. The USOC established the Order of Ikkos prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and provides the opportunity for athletes to recognize their coaches for their leadership and inspiration to achieve world-class performance. 

The Order of Ikkos medal was a uniquely designed medal that will recognize the coach for their integral part in the success of their Olympian/Paralympians.  It is not tradition for the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to recognize or reward the coaches of medal winning athletes.  For this reason the USOC Coaching Education Department decided that the Ikkos program and medal would be the perfect way to recognize American coaches who assisted that athlete in their success. The Order of Ikkos Honor Roll of Coaches is available at http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/Sport-Performance/Coaching-Education/Order-of-Ikkos/Past-Olympic-Ikkos-Recipients.aspx .



Larry and Jeremy with Ikkos medal


8-24-12: Short Clip done by Cardinal News (BSU students) before Dr. Larry Judge departed with the US Paralympic team for London.

 8/14/12: Article in the Wired magazine by former Ball State Online Coaching and Sport Administrative student Erin Gilreath.


8/13/12: Congratulations to Ball State alumni Tammy Brant on her large grant in the amount of $412,984. Tammy is listed under Liberty Perry School Corporation. Please see the award winners.

7/30/12: Dr. Lawrence Judge coaching the U.S. Paralympics track and field team

 Judge           Dr. Larry Judge and BSU graduate student Emmy Kaiser in London at the Paralympics.

7/11/12: Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence Judge for being selected by the United States Olympic Committee to serve as an assistant coach for the United States at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Here is an article from Nuvo that was done by a Ball State journalism student.



Indiana State University Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport recognizing Dr. Lawrence Judge as the 2012 Outstanding Sport Management Alumnus.

They have invited him to an award reception at ISU on April 26th at 6:30 p.m. to be recognized. 

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