Student Professional Activities Athletic Training Students in the News: Highly Decorated Athletics Trainer Honored with the Julius Olsen Medal during Commencement Athletic Training Student to Receive National Award Athletic Training Students who qualified for the American Southwest All-Academic Honor Roll: Cole Barker, Senior, Paris, Texas Kayla Dickerson, Junior, Early, Texas Brianna Dory, Junior, Midland, Texas Jay Hiller, Junior, Arlington, Texas Seth Manly, Senior, Hawley, Texas Jesse Rawlings, Junior, Mt. Pleasant, Texas Chelsee Smith, Junior, Springtown, Texas Rachel Simpson, Junior, San Angelo, Texas Sarah Stevenson, Sophomore, Mineral Wells, Texas Jessica Thorman, Junior, McKinney, Texas HSU Named for having Athletic Trainer Staff of the Year by ASC West Program Prepares Students to Keep Athletes Safe; Job Opportunity for Graduates is High Student Leader, Emily Jones, Involved in Athletic Training; Passionate About Serving a Greater Need Summer 2009 activities: 8 HSU athletic training students attended the 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Symposium in San Antonio in June. The students attended educational sessions, networked with peers and professionals and spoke with Hall of Fame athletic trainers. Emily Jones, senior in athletic training from Snyder, TX, became the second HSU athletic training student to be awarded a scholarship from the NATA Research and Education Foundation. Emily was one of 41 undergraduate students from across the nation receiving such a scholarship. Emily also attended the 2009 Student Leadership Workshop sponsored by the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation, held in May. She was one of 20 students selected from a national pool to attend the workshop. 3 HSU athletic training students attended the 2009 Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) Annual Meeting and Symposium in Arlington in July. The award winning video produced by Cole Barker, sophomore in athletic training from Paris, TX and Seth Manly, sophomore in athletic training from Hawley, TX, was played for the SWATA membership. Emily Jones and Erin Hohmann were awarded SWATA scholarships; becoming the 15th and 16th HSU students to win SWATA scholarships. Emily and Erin were two of the 17 SWATA scholarship recipients. Emily Jones was part of the SWATA Student Senate steering committee; the Senate, using rules and procedures determined by the steering committee, is scheduled to be formed in Spring, 2010. Emily also spoke to the Board of Directors and the membership of the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association (TSATA) about her February, 2009 experience at the NATA iLead Conference in Washington, DC. Emily’s attendance at iLead was funded by the TSATA. This video produced by HSU athletic training students was awarded first place in a National Athletic Training Month promotion contest, sponsored by the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA). The students will be recognized and the video shown at the 2009 SWATA symposium in Arlington in July. The video is also posted on the SWATA and National Athletic Trainers’ Association web sites. This is just one example of professional involvement demonstrated by our athletic training students.