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Sulton earns NSCA All-American honor

Junior's work ethic in weight room leads to award

April 4, 2012 · Athletic Communications
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. - JT Sulton has been named an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Sulton was an All-Sun Belt Third Team selection after posting 10.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Sun Belt Champion Blue Raider men’s basketball team this year.

“JT has shown a tremendous work ethic in his time here at Middle Tennessee, which has allowed his play on the court, strength numbers and body composition to elevate to championship levels,” said Jason Spray, strength coach for the men’s basketball team. “He is always asking what he can do when he’s away (from school) to make himself better. He works hard and takes his nutrition seriously.”

When Sulton entered Middle Tennessee as a freshman in 2009, he weighed 187 pounds, benched 305 pounds and had a vertical jump of 34.5 inches. Since his arrival, the junior forward has grown to a 230-pound frame, benches 305 pounds and has added two inches to his vertical jump.

Sulton is among 225 collegiate and high school athletes from 90 schools to win the NSCA’s esteemed award. The honor is designed to recognize the student athletes dedicated to strength training and conditioning.

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