Ten Athletic Training Students Honored by the ASC

Ten Athletic Training Students Honored by the ASC

Hardin-Simmons University students studying athletic training have beenhonored for high academic marks by the American Southwest Conference on its2011-12 Winter/Spring All-Academic Honor Roll.   To be eligible for ASC All-Academic honors, students must be classifiedacademically as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student during thecompetition season and have been in attendance and completed at least oneacademic year, holding a minimum grade point average of 3.0. {{more}}   Of the 16 universities with students receiving this designation, HSUhas 10 out of 53 AT students who were awarded the distinction:   ColeBarker              Sr.       Athletic Training       Paris, TX Kayla Dickerson        Jr.        AthleticTraining        Early, TX BriannaDory             Jr.        AthleticTraining        Midland, TX JayHiller                  Jr.        AthleticTraining        Arlington, TX SethManly               Sr.       AthleticTraining        Hawley, TX JesseRawlings          Jr.        AthleticTraining        Mt. Pleasant, TX ChelseeSmith           Jr.        AthleticTraining        Springtown, TX RachelSimpson         Jr.        AthleticTraining        San Angelo, TX SarahStevenson        So.       AthleticTraining        Mineral Wells, TX JessicaThorman        Jr.        AthleticTraining        McKinney, TX   HSU’s headathletic trainer and adjunct instructor, D.J. Gililland, was recently awardedthe Bobby Gunn Unsung Hero Award from the Southwest Athletic Trainers’Association.   David Stuckey,department head, associate professor of fitness and sport sciences, anddirector of the Athletic Training Education Program was also recognized by theNational Athletic Trainers’ Association at its June convention in St. Louiswith the National Athletic Trainer Service Award.   The athletic training major was started at HSU in 1999. Stuckey says HSU isone of only 16 athletic trainer programs in Texas that is accredited by theCommission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. “Being accreditedis what allows students who graduate from the HSU program to be eligible fornational certification,” says Stuckey, “allowing them to work in any state.   “We typically have about 20 to 25 students in the program each year, and100% of them can get a job in the field,” he says.