The University of Mary Washington athletic department welcomes Megan Lovell as Co-Director of Strength and Conditioning for the fall of 2016. Lovell comes to UMW from Duke University, where she served as an intern with olympic sports for the 2015-16 season.
A Master of Science and Bachelor of Science graduate of the University of Tampa, Lovell brings a wealth of experience to the strength and conditioning department. In 2015-16, she assisted with the Blue Devils' full-time staff with development and implementation of sports performance programs for men’s and women’s lacrosse, rowing, men’s and women’s fencing, baseball, volleyball, women’s swimming, diving, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s field hockey.
She designed and implemented the dynamic warm-up, core work, and mobility programs for the women’s swimming, rowing, and men’s lacrosse teams, and designed and implemented programs for all rowing coxswains and modified rowing athletes. She was tasked with the instruction of freshman on proper techniques for Olympic, strength, and auxiliary movements for fencing and novice rowing athletes. While at Duke, she also assisted with game day operations, and served the recreation department as a personal trainer.
At Tampa, she served as a research assistant for the Human Performance Lab, as well as the Physics department.
She is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as in First Aid/CPR by the American Red Cross.