Athletic training students earn slots on state honor rolls
Monday, March 25, 2013
Four athletic training students from Kansas State University have been named to the Kansas Athletic Training Society’s All Academic Honors for outstanding academic achievement. They are Breanna Hamilton, Hilary Heinrichs, Braden Hynek and Ethan Koochel.
Honorees must be juniors or seniors and have maintained a minimum of 3.8 GPA.
The athletic training education program in the department of human nutrition, College of Human Ecology, has been accredited since 1992. Athletic training continues to be a hot health degree career field, according to Shawna Jordan. The job market for athletic trainers ranges from traditional sports coverage to military and performing arts medical care.
Named to the second all-academic honors team are Morgan Ball, Drew Mueller, Julianne Perrini and Brandy Tholstrup.
Earning honorable mention are Morgan Cox, Jesse Johnson, Ryan Lahey, Mitchell Savage, Katie Slavin, Jessica Spencer, Tyler Struckhoff, Sarah Thies, Kacia Turner and Jacob Wright.
Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses, often with a focus on athletes and athletic injuries. Graduates go into physical therapy schools or graduate programs, or work clinically with physically active individuals.