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July 28, 2011
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU athletic training majors capture $6,900 in scholarships


Three Slippery Rock University athletic training majors have received $2,300 scholarships from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation. 

The three, all juniors, received the undergraduate Athletic Training Student Scholarship at the association’s national conference in New Orleans.

            Recipients are: Kaitlyn Deutsch of State College, Tammy Yanak of St. Marys and Teresa Elliott of Fredericksburg, Va. 

            Students applied for the scholarships and were sponsored by a certified athletic trainer. The scholarship program is open to those with a 3.2 or higher grade-point average who submit essays sharing their community service involvement.

            The NATA Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the athletic training profession through research and education. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 30,000 members collaborate with physicians to provide health care optimize activity and participation of patients and clients.

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitation and disabilities.  

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.