Brad Jakel, a 2012 graduate of the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department, was awarded the outstanding undergraduate research abstract at the 2012 Central States American College of Sports Medicine Conference. The conference, held in Columbia, Missouri, brought together undergraduate and graduate exercise science students from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Jakel’s project “Comparison of Serratus Anterior and Trapezius Muscle Activity During Push-UP and Stability Ball Presses” was completed during the spring semester of his senior year under the mentorship of assistant professor Dr. Adam Bruenger.
Jakel played for two years as an offensive lineman for the UCA football team. He was a part of the first ever UCA FCS play-off team his senior year. Brad was an excellent example of a true student-athlete.