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Cotham and Dotson earn strength award

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Lipscomb volleyball player Caitlin “Dot” Dotson and pitcher Josh Cotham have been honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dotson, from Louisville, Ky., and Cotham, from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., have earned All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year from the NSCA recognizing her for dedication to strength training and conditioning.

This year the NSCA awarded 229 college and high school athletes from 98 schools with the award.

Dotson was selected by LU strength coach Will Osburn who works closely with the volleyball program.

“Caitlin `Dot’ Dotson has made tremendous progress in the last year –and-a- half,” Osburn said. “After coming off an injury, Dot has worked diligently in the weight room and is reaping the benefits of all the hard work.

“In addition to team workouts it is common to find Dot in the weight room getting in extra work. Dot’s consistency and effort have helped develop her leadership skills in the weight room and on the court.”

Osburn is also actively involved in working with the baseball team and praised Cotham for his work ethic.

“Josh has been a pleasure to work with during the last four years,” Osburn said. “He has always gone above what is expected. He truly is committed to being the best player he can be and uses the weight room to that end.

“He is a leader on our pitching staff, not only on the mound, but also for the entire team. He is not afraid of hard work and is always looking for the next challenge. Over the course of the last four years, he has pushed his body to its limits, and it has paid off in his performance on the mound.”