Monarchs Host Liberty Tuesday at 5 p.m.

April 05, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 5, 2010

NORFOLK,VA-- The ODU Baseball Monarchs host the Flames of Liberty Tuesday at 5 p.m. The Nationaal Strength & Conditioning Association named John Malbon an All-American.

The Flames are 18-9 on the season. ODU defated Liberty earlier this year 5-3 in Lyunchburg,

Curran redal leads Liberty in hitting with a 375 average and 20 RBI,while Nathan Thompson leads the team with four homers, followed by Tyler Bream with a team beast 30 RBI.

The Monarchs are led by Kenny Stoneback at .381, followed by Jake McAloose at .322. McAloose is second on the team with four homers, while Nathan Hartman leads with 29 RBI.

John Malbon Recognized as All-American Athlete.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded ODU senior baseball player John Malbon (Virginia Beach, Va.) with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award - recognizing the student athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning.

This year, the NSCAA awarded 232 collegiate athletes form 106 schools with this esteemed award. Malbon was selected by the strength coach Yaw Baidoo, MS, CSCS, who said" John brings a blue collar mentality when he comes to the weight room. His leadership on the team makes everyone around him better, and each yar he steps up and pushes himself to his maximal potential to make our program better."

Robert Jursnick, NSCA's Executive Director adds, "The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate atletics. these student-athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication."

The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennesse fitness product leader. For a complete list of All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes, contact the NSCAA at

John Malbon Recognized as All-American Athlete.