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Kenyon Promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning

Ben Kenyon has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning

Sept. 23, 2011

Ben Kenyon has been promoted to become the George Washington University's first Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning, the Department of Athletics and Recreation announced today. Along with Kenyon's promotion, Brooke Robertson has been hired as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, in charge of the Mount Vernon weight room.

"Strength and conditioning is key to top performance by our student-athletes, and it is a top priority for the department," said GW Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero.

In his new position, Kenyon will oversee strength and conditioning for all 22 varsity sports. He also will be the strength and conditioning coach for men's basketball and women's gymnastics. Kenyon played basketball at Adelphi University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in sports management with a minor in exercise science.

Kenyon said Nero really understands the importance of strength and conditioning as a foundation.

"If you want to be at your best in competition, you must lay the foundation in the weight room," said Kenyon, who has been head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the last three years.

As Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brooke Robertson now works with men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, softball and lacrosse and also oversees the strength and conditioning internship program.

Robertson previously was the graduate assistant for strength and conditioning from August 2009 to May 2011. As a graduate assistant, Robertson worked with women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and women's squash programs.

Prior to coming to GW, Robertson was a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at Harvard University and interned as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Maine, where she earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology.

Robertson played field hockey at the University of Maine and was the 2008 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Female Athlete of the Year.

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