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  • Student Professional Activities

    Danyelle Neal, junior in athletic training from Abilene, was selected as one of 19 students to attend the Institute for Collegiate Sports Medicine Student Leadership Workshop, held in Long Beach, CA, May 18-20. Students from AT programs across the country apply to be invited to the workshop. Guest speakers discuss current trends in AT with the intent to build leadership skills in future young AT professionals. Students stayed on the Queen Mary while the workshop sessions were held onboard.

    Neal is the second HSU AT student to be selected to attend the workshop. In 2009, Emily Jones, ATC was selected to attend the meeting, which was held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

    Elissa Panigua, junior in athletic training and honors from Ft. Worth, was selected to serve on the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) Student Senate for the 2014-15 year. She serves as membership chair for the Senate. She was selected from numerous applicants from SWATA which includes Texas and Arkansas.

    The HSU athletic training program had two teams that competed in the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) Quiz Bowl, held as a part of the SWATA Student Competency Workshop, held January 22-24 in Arlington, TX. The teams placed first and third of 11 teams in the Jeopardy-style contest featuring questions related to athletic training. Other teams included students from Midwestern State University, East Texas Baptist University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas-Austin.

    The HSU team of Bandi Harris, senior in athletic training from Lamesa, Elissa Panigua, junior in athletic training from Ft. Worth & Lindsay Rawlins, junior in athletic training from Hughes Springs, won the event. They will take part in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Quiz bowl against 9 other teams from across the country. That event will be held at the NATA’s Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium, which will be in late June in St. Louis, MO.

    The team of Shiloh Reaves, senior in athletic training from Johnson City, Stephen Twilleager, senior in athletic training from Copperas Cove & Jaclyn von der Heide, senior in athletic training from Hurst, placed third in the contest.

    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.

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