2017 - Cory Penfold, as a senior in athletic training from Garland, was awarded a scholarship from the National Athletic Trainer's Association in June, 2017 and another from the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association in July, 2017.
2017 - Fifteen HSU athletic training students attended the 2017 NATA Annual Symposium in Houston, TX June 21-23, 2017. They attended various educational sessions & networked with other athletic training students and professionals from across the U.S.
2016 - Five HSU athletic training students attended the 2016 NATA Annual Symposium in Baltimore, MD June 22-25. They were able to see new AT-related equipment, attend educational sessions & meet other students & professionals.
2015 - Nine HSU athletic training students attended the 2015 NATA Annual Symposium in St. Louis, MO, held in June. The students enhanced their AT education by hearing speakers from across the nation.
2014 - Danyelle Neal, as a 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, 2013. 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.
2014 - Elissa Panigua, as a 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.
2015 - 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, 2015 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:
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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