The National Strength & Conditioning Association’s annual recognitions honor professionals for outstanding accomplishments.
Grant Tinsley, an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management, is no stranger to research – or awards. Since arriving at Texas Tech five years ago, he's received the Mortar Board Faculty Recognition Award, the European Journal of Sports Science's 2018 Best Paper Award and the Texas Tech Alumni Association's New Faculty Award.
And now, he's winning an award for his research.
The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced Thursday (July 1) the recipients of its 2021 annual awards, which honor professionals around the world for outstanding achievement in their field. Tinsley is the recipient of the Nutritional Research Achievement Award, which recognizes a nutritionist for breakthroughs and contributions in the field of nutritional research for athletes.
As director of the Energy Balance & Body Composition Laboratory at Texas Tech, Tinsley's primary research interests are the critical evaluation of body composition assessment techniques, the influence of intermittent fasting on resistance training adaptations, and sports nutrition strategies to improve performance and body composition. Tinsley has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and directed 10 externally supported projects. He has been a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist since 2013 and was recently recertified with distinction (CSCS,*D).
Tinsley is the 18th recipient of the Nutritional Research Achievement Award, which has been handed out since 2003. A volunteer committee, the NSCA's Research Committee, as well as past recipients of this award determine the winner based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community and research in strength and conditioning.
Tinsley and his fellow recipients will be formally recognized at the NSCA's National Conference, July 7-10 in Orlando, Florida.
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
Founded in 1978, The National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world.
The NSCA exists to empower a community of professionals to maximize their impact through disseminating evidence-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, networking opportunities and continuing education. The NSCA community is composed of more than 60,000 members and certified professionals throughout the world who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength and conditioning coaches, performance and sport scientists, personal trainers, tactical professionals and other related roles.