Faculty and Alumni in the News

5/30/14: Dr. Scott Trappe, Director of the Human Performance Lab, discusses the Human Performance Lab and their work with NASA on Indiana Public Radio.  Listen here.

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.  





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