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Graduate student receives highest honor from kinesiology association

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Jessica Hinojosa

Jessica Hinojosa

KINGSVILLE (April 14, 2021) — Alice native Jessica N. Hinojosa has received the 2021 National Master’s Scholar Award from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). Hinojosa is a graduate student and graduate assistant in the master’s kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.


Hinojosa, who holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M-Kingsville, is the first graduate student to win this award, though Javelina students have received Honorable Mention for the award previously. Undergraduate students from the program have also earned the top national honor in previous years.


She was chosen to represent Texas A&M-Kingsville by a vote of the health and kinesiology department’s graduate faculty. Criteria for the award include distinguished performance in academics, scholarship, leadership and service to the profession.


Hinojosa also received recognition for her research endeavors at the regional level for her manuscript entitled Blood Lactate Response to Active Recovery in Athletes and Non-athletes by placing third in the Texas American College of Sports Medicine Annual Student Research Manuscript Competition.


This manuscript also has been accepted for publication in Sport Sciences for Health.


AKA is comprised of departments of kinesiology or academic units that house kinesiology-related programs at over 155 colleges and universities across the nation. The department of health and kinesiology at Texas A&M-Kingsville is one of 15 AKA members in the state and the only one in South Texas.



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