COLLEGE STATION -- Christi Hahn, who recently complete a stellar four-year volleyball career at Texas A&M, has been recognized as an All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced.
This marks the third consecutive year Hahn has received the award, which recognizes student-athletes’ dedication to strength training and conditioning to improve overall athletic performance. The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award was presented to 239 collegiate athletes from 165 schools.
“Christi has been the total package for our team,” A&M strength and conditioning coach Raychelle Ellsworth said. “She excels on the court, in the weight room and in the classroom. After battling a knee injury through most of her junior campaign, Christi rebounded and had an outstanding off-season. Being the only senior on the team, she set a good example of what a true student-athlete should be.”
Hahn, a middle blocker from Leander, Texas, started every match and played in every game for the Aggies (12-16, 5-15 Big 12) in 2006. She led the team and ranked second in the Big 12 with a .373 hitting percentage, the third highest hitting percentage in A&M season records.
A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Aggies, Hahn posted double figures in kills in 20 matches her final season, including three 20-plus kill performances. She also led the Aggies with 4.13 points per game and ranked second on the team with 3.35 kills per game for the full season.
Hahn, a two-time academic All-American with a 4.0 grade-point average, completed her illustrious playing career with a .333 hitting percentage, ranking second in the A&M career records.