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AT Alumni Newsletter ■ AT Alumni Newsletter – June 2019
ATSU Athletic Training Programs - Alumni Newsletter - June 2019
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Dr. McLeod

Athletic training alumni newsletter 2019 – Director’s column

Greetings from a very sunny and warm Arizona. I hope this newsletter finds you taking some time for yourself to relax with family and friends before heading to Las Vegas for another National Athletic Trainers’ […]

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Results from the NATSC competition in 2019

ATSU’s Athletic Training Student Association wins NATA-REF student challenge for second year in a row

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) once again voted to participate in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation’s (NATA-REF) National Athletic Training Student Challenge (NATSC).  This year, ATSU’s […]

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Bucky the Ram of Reason with an inflated cactus at a Mesa parks event

Mesa parks and recreation 2019 update

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Athletic Training program and the Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) has worked with Mesa parks and recreation and their Positive Play initiatives since 2013, and we were able to continue this […]

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ATSU athletic training students at a physicals event

ATSA University and community interprofessional events 2019

Each year, A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) works to identify opportunities for University and community service, and was able to participate in several interprofessional events throughout the 2018-19 academic year. In […]

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Athletic training students, faculty, and friends at a food bank event

ATSA community outreach and service 2019

This year, Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) had the opportunity to help the local community by taking part in St. Mary’s Food Bank. ATSA and athletic training staff members assisted in packing food boxes. St. […]

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Students from ATSU's athletic training program and high school students

2018-19 ATSA annual high school workshops

A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) has a long-standing tradition of hosting an annual high school workshop, where they invite high school sports medicine students from across the state to the Mesa […]

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Thank You
The 2018-19 school year has concluded and the Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) enjoyed a successful and busy year. Thank you to ATSA members who helped with fundraising efforts, worked to develop educational materials for the high school workshop and Mesa parks program, and participated in all of the community outreach and interprofessional events. Good luck to the class of 2019 in future endeavors. Special thanks to the ATSA officers who enjoyed a very busy year full of service.

ATSA President – Alison Horner, MS-AT, ’19
ATSA Vice President – Kait Jones, MS-AT, ’20
ATSA Secretary – Cassidy Evans, MS-AT, ’20
ATSA Treasurer – Amy Patrick, MS-AT ’19
ATSA Historian – Mark Krumholtz, MS-AT ’19
ATSU Alumni Info
Brittany Iaiennaro
Hometown: Southbury, Connecticut
Graduate assistant position: Desert Mountain High School
Future Plans: Assistant athletic trainer at Saint Thomas Aquinas College in New York
What I will miss most: Being pushed to grow everyday by classmates and professors

Alison Horner
Hometown: Montgomery, Illinois
Graduate assistant position: Highland High School
Future plans: Athletic trainer for Arsenal Youth Soccer Club and Phoenix Rising.
What I will miss most: Seeing my amazing classmates and teachers every day!

Rachel Reimann
Hometown: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Graduate assistant position: Fountain Hills High School
Future plans: University of Iowa Athletic Training Residency in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 
What I will miss most: Classmates that became such great friends and the high school athletes and coaches 

Rhianna Freiburger
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
Graduate assistant position: Salt River High School
Future plans: Athletic trainer at Williamsburg High School (Iowa) and pursue a doctoral degree. 
What I will miss most: I will miss spending time with my classmates and learning from our wonderful professors!

Mike Ballasch
Hometown: Modesto, California
Graduate assistant position: Phoenix College
Future plans: Industrial athletic trainer for Work Fit
What I will miss the most: Engaging with faculty members and classmates

Mark Krumholtz
Hometown: Wappingers Falls, New York
Graduate assistant position: Chaparral High School
Future plans: Athletic trainer sales representative for a durable medical equipment company
What I will miss the most: Class discussions

Kat Wieckowski
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Graduate assistant position: Phoenix College
Future plans: Work as an athletic trainer for a college or university with baseball or softball 
What I will miss most: Being with my classmates and enjoying everything Arizona has to offer

Nicholas Hattrup
Hometown: Brea, California
Graduate assistant position: Brophy College Prep
Future plans: Work for a year, then apply for an athletic training residency
What I will miss most: Enjoying the laughs and time with classmates and faculty.

Hannah Gray
Hometown: Wayland, Michigan
Graduate assistant position: Xavier College Prep
Future plans: Stay local and work for a few years and then eventually move back to Michigan
What I will miss most: The friends I've made within the program

Amy Patrick
Hometown: Castle Rock, Washington
Graduate assistant position: Arizona College Preparatory
Future plans: Work with baseball in the collegiate setting
What I will miss the most: The constant learning, and the community of classmates and professors.

Rebekah Gardiner
Hometown: Elgin, Illinois
Graduate assistant position: Benjamin Franklin High School 
Future plans: Work as an athletic trainer for a concussion clinic. 
What I will miss most: Being surrounded by such an amazing group of professionals that I can learn from and push me to be the best athletic trainer I can be.