Sarah Pierce (Kinesiology)
Sarah has been able to maintain a 3.857 GPA as a graduate student while balancing family, work, school, and a daily 2-hr commute. Sarah works at a physical therapy office and a local gym, and volunteers to support both of her kids’ athletic programs. Her true passion and love for the field of Kinesiology is exemplified by her outstanding original thesis comparing the relative recruitment of mid-section musculature during the performance of planks to that of crunches. Her work will help professionals in the fitness and rehabilitation industry make evidence-based decisions regarding the prescription of abdominal strengthening exercises.