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NICA adds new board members; McInerny honored

Published June 1, 2016

BERKELY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has two new board members, Dan Brooks from Georgia and Susan Helm-Murtagh from North Carolina. Additionally, the organization announced that its executive director, Austin McInerny, will receive a 2016 President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award.

"Through NICA, Austin McInerny has worked to consistently promote opportunities for individuals to lead healthy lifestyles through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition," said Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the Office of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. "Because of Austin's efforts and contributions, our community can embrace a more active lifestyle. Together, we are all working to make our nation a healthier one by helping individuals across the nation live vibrant, vivacious, and productive lives."


Susan Helm-Murtagh is an adjunct assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches in the executive doctoral program. In addition, she is president of NICA's recently formed North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League. She holds a doctoral degree in public health and is also a competitive cyclist and multi-sport athlete; she has been competing in road, mountain, cyclocross, and multi-sport events at the regional, national and world level since 1995.

Dan Brooks is the co-founder of the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League and a businessman in Atlanta.

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