The recipient of the inaugural 2021 Gatorade CSCCa Young Achievement Award is Erika Rogan, Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning Coach at Cornell University. Coach Rogan was nominated by Coach Jay Andress, Associate Director for Strength & Conditioning at Cornell University.
Nomination Letter for Erika from Coach Andress
I am excited to formally nominate Erika Rogan, Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at Cornell University for the Gatorade/CSCCa young achievement award.
Erika Rogan began as an intern within our department, and it was immediately clear that her passion for strength and conditioning was exceptional and her potential was limitless. She was hired immediately following her internship as an Assistant in 2012 where she has been an outstanding role model for all Cornell University student-athletes. Erika was promoted to Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2019 because of her extraordinary work ethic, production, leadership, and loyalty. As her supervisor I cannot speak highly enough regarding how well Erika represents the organizations she is a part of. She is truly a gold standard ambassador for Cornell University, the CSCCa, and the strength and conditioning profession in general.
Erika effortlessly builds genuine relationships that have lasting impacts on the lives of Cornell University student-athletes. Erika’s training models and prescriptions have resulted in significant performance improvements for the teams she represents as noted in her resume. As required in our profession Erika is always seeking knowledge that will make her a better coach. Erika takes pride in being the best coach possible, so in turn she can have a greater impact on the teams an athletes she services. I have supervised and worked with many young coaches over the years and I can say without hesitation that Erika Rogan is the very best I have ever supervised or worked with. It is with the highest regard that I recommend Erika Rogan for the Gatorade/CSCCa young achievement award.
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