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U.S. Olympian to speak at NMSU

New Mexico State University graduate student and track and field Olympian Jackie Jeschelnig will give a lecture at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, in the Activity Center Room 201 on the NMSU main campus.


Jeschelnig, who competed in the hammer throw event in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, will talk about her career, personal experiences, and the physical demands, training and dedication required to compete at the highest level of athletics.

Jeschelnig is giving the lecture as part of the advanced exercise physiology course offered by the department of physical education, recreation and dance at NMSU.

In addition to competing at the Olympics, Jeschelnig is a five-time NCAA Division II National Champion and a 13-time collegiate All-American in track and field.

Jeschelnig graduated from Ashland University in Ohio in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and is currently studying mathematics as a graduate student at NMSU.

"Her mathematics background combined with her personal experience with sport and exercise make her an exceptional example to follow," said Joseph Berning, an exercise physiologist and assistant professor at NMSU.

This event is part of NMSU's continuing outreach efforts to help educate and improve the lives of citizens in our community and state.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information contact Joseph Berning at (505) 646-3660.