Nimocks Fitness Center
Cynthia Lally

B.A., Rider University; M.S., Northeastern University


A New Jersey native, Cynthia began working in Campus Recreation in 2009 as an Intramural Sports Official while obtaining her undergraduate degree at Rider University. After furthering her student career for two years at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she joined Methodist University as a Recreation Technician in 2014. During this first tenure at Methodist, she completed her master’s in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University, moving on shortly afterward to become the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness at Bellarmine University in 2018. Cynthia has been an accredited Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) since 2019 and was elected to serve as the NIRSA Region II Kentucky State Leader in 2020.

In 2021, Cynthia returned to Methodist as the Director of Campus Recreation. Going into her second year as a member of the NIRSA National Championship Series Flag Football Work Team committee, she is actively involved in the North Carolina NIRSA chapter (NoCRSA) as well as being a dedicated volunteer at state, regional, and national flag football tournaments across the country. Cynthia’s passion for sports, recreation, fitness, and wellness also extends to her personal life; she is a board member and player for the Fayetteville Area Rugby (FAR) Association, a semi-pro women’s tackle football alumni of the 2021 DIII National Champions, Derby City Dynamite, in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), and an amateur powerlifter gold medalist.