The Lifter of the Year Award has been given since 1973 to recognize improvement of athletic performance through strength and conditioning efforts. Long jumper Ron Childs, having lifted 750 lbs. on the leg press for 30 repetitions, gained
The Husker Power Athlete of the Year Award was updated in 2015 to encourage the most talented student-athletes to train hard.
Student-athletes are motivated as only the best from each sport get invited. This prestigious event spotlights the squat, which is the most important exercise that can help Nebraska student-athletes. Football uses both the squat and clean. As the best student-athletes improve, the entire team gets better.
The Husker Power Athlete of the Year, from each participating sport, receives an award and has their name displayed on the Record Platform in the Suh Strength and Conditioning Center.