San Antonio - Trinity seniors Danny Rivara and Jade Schoenberger have been selected as All-Americans by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
According to Daniel Martinez, Trinity’s Coordinator of the Sports Performance Center and Strength Coach, Rivara and Schoenberger earned the honor because of “an extraordinary contribution to excellence in strength and conditioning.”
Rivara recently completed his final season as a forward on the Tiger men’s basketball team, while Schoenberger was a right-side player on Trinity’s volleyball team. Each was named a Trinity Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Month by Martinez earlier in the school year.
When he received the monthly honor, Rivara stated, “I’m proud of my consistency, even on the days I felt sluggish or had to come in and lift alone. I’m proud of knowing the lifts well enough to help the younger guys if I see them doing something wrong.”
Schoenberger also said strength and conditioning has benefited her in a number of ways. “The physical improvements have helped me with my mental health... Becoming stronger physically and being able to achieve goals I didn’t think were possible has pushed my work ethic, not only in my sport, but with other aspects of life as well.”
Rivara is a three-time All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honoree and was named to the Third Team after the 2018-19 season. He was tabbed for the Second Team in 2016-17, as well as being selected as the SCAC Newcomer of the Year. In 2017-18, Rivara made the First Team. Earlier this year, Rivara was presented the prestigious SCAC Elite 19 award, which is awarded to a student-athlete with the highest GPA among All-SCAC recipients.
Schoenberger was elected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association 2018 NCAA Division III All-West Region Honorable Mention Team and the All-SCAC Second Team.