Katie Bisch, MS a graduate of the School of Kinesiology is the lead author of an article entitled “Positional Body composition of female division I collegiate volleyball players.” that was recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
The study examined body composition in ninety National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I female volleyball athletes by position from five NCAA Division I universities including the University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, Christian University, University of Kansas, and the University of Nebraska using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). One of the main findings of this study was that body composition varies across positions in volleyball, specifically between the front row and back row positions. Front row players have greater total and regional lean skeletal mass and bone mineral density compared with non-front row players, and greater total fat mass. However, total percent body fat across positions was similar.
Co-authors on the article include: Don Dengel, PhD, a professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology and Tyler Bosch, PhD, a graduate from the School of Kinesiology.
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