SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators, honored recent UW–Madison alumnus Brett Frieder as a Major of the Year during the organization’s 136th National Convention and Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation, and dance professions who are nominated by a faculty advisor or professor. Frieder was recognized on Tuesday, April 26, during the convention’s opening general session.
“The outstanding achievements of future professionals like Brett are integral to the future of SHAPE America and our profession,” says SHAPE America President Terri Drain, the founder and coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Collaborative.
Frieder graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 2021. He currently is a teacher at Verona Area High School.