Sarah Kulpa Awarded NEACSM Undergraduate Research Grant
Sarah Kulpa, an Exercise Science major, was awarded the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Undergraduate Research Grant for her upcoming honors research project titled Hydration and Sports Nutrition Education for Division III Athletes. This research grant is awarded to undergraduate members of NEACSM who attend a non-R1 institution in New England, major in applied/basic/clinical exercise science, and have a GPA of at least 3.3.
Sarah’s study aims to examine the effects of quality nutrition education on the eating habits, body composition, and performance of Division III cross-country runners. As a cross-country runner herself, Sarah is acutely aware of the disconnect college athletes experience between performance expectations and healthy nutrition knowledge. Sarah says, “This is a unique opportunity to broaden my knowledge about the research practices of exercise science while leaving a lasting impact on a sport that has shaped the past few years of my life.”