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Athletic Training students place fourth in 2017 NATA Quiz Bowl Competition

Posted on August 01, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the MSUM Athletic Training student quiz bowl team placed fourth among a field of ten United States teams in the 2017 National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Student Quiz Bowl competition in Houston, Texas. To qualify for the national quiz bowl competition, the team first won the Minnesota Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA) student competition and then the won the NATA District 4 competition. This team was the first MSUM team to win the quiz bowl at the state level, and then the first Minnesota champion team to win at the district level.

Members representing the 2017 MSUM quiz bowl team were Shae Brown, Jesse Differding, Shawn Sherman, and Alexis Berscheit. Congratulations to the MSUM student quiz bowl team for representing MSUM so well this past spring and summer locally, regionally and nationally!

MSUM Athletic Training students earn top honors in regional ‘Quiz Bowl’ competition

Posted on March 15, 2017

Representing the State of Minnesota at the District 4 Great Lakes Athletic Trainer’s Association (GLATA) Annual Meeting & Symposium, 4th year MSUM Athletic Training (AT) students Jessie Differding, Shae Brown, and Shawn Sherman earned first place honors by defeating teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio in the Annual GLATA Quiz Bowl competition held on Friday, March 9 in Wheeling, Ill.

By winning the GLATA Quiz Bowl competition, the MSUM AT students have earned the opportunity to represent MSUM, the Minnesota State Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA), and the District 4 GLATA Region at the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Symposium Quiz Bowl event in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, June 28.

Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

Posted on October 30, 2014

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Mayor Mark Voxland Proclaims March as National Athletic Training Month in Moorhead

Posted on March 24, 2010

MSUM Athletic Training students, faculty and staff attended the March 8th Moorhead City Council meeting to accept the Mayor’s proclamation. “Sports Safety is a Team Effort” is the theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month, which is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas. The proclamation is an effort to highlight the profession of athletic training and recognize the certified athletic trainers and athletic training students in Moorhead. An athletic trainer is an expert at recognizing, treating, rehabilitating, and preventing musculoskeletal or orthopedic injuries. ATs meet qualifications set by the Board of Certification, Inc., and adhere to the requirements of Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice. ATs practice under the direction of a physician and are members of a health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association.

Athletic training has a vast reach and history in the city of Moorhead. MSUM is one of seven 4-year institutions in the state of Minnesota with a nationally accredited education program. In addition, MSUM employs 4 certified athletic trainers to provide care to the student-athletes on the intercollegiate rosters. The Moorhead school district has 2 full-time certified athletic trainers to provide services to the student-athletes at Moorhead High School. Horizon Middle School has 1 certified athletic trainer who provides care for the student-athletes. MSUM athletic training  students complete extensive clinical rotations at MSUM, Concordia College, and the above mentioned schools in the Moorhead ISD.

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