Junior Claire Hu (Palo Alto, Calif. / Henry M. Gunn) of the Caltech women’s cross country and track & field teams has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a 2020 All-American Athlete Award recipient.
The award recognizes collegiate athletes for their athletic accomplishments and their dedication to strength and conditioning. Hu has improved every year since coming to Pasadena, evolving into a record-holding competitor in both the fall and spring seasons. This year, Hu became the first Caltech woman to qualify for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, and set the program 6K record (22:16.50) while leading the women’s team to a banner season at the conference and regional levels. The third-year standout was poised to replicate this year’s success on the track, but in the meantime will bring program records in the 5000m (17:50.10) and 10000m (37:38.12) competitions into her senior season.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world. The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths.