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 December Graduate One Of Two In Nation Selected For Disney Internship 

 

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Disney's Wide World Of Sports Complex Picks Slippery Rock University's Shannon Munday For Athletic Training Internship

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Disney�s Wide World of Sports selected Slippery Rock University athletic training graduate Shannon Munday of Rew for one of its two spring internships in Orlando, Fla.  Munday, who graduated Dec. 13, will assess injuries to baseball, softball and lacrosse players.

The 200-acre Disney complex is one of the world�s premier sports destinations, also offering golf, volleyball, martial arts, soccer and track and field. It sponsors sporting competitions and an annual marathon for athletes from around the country. Athletic trainers provide initial injury assessment at events.

Munday (Otto-Eldred Jr/Sr High School) qualified for the internship after Disney officials evaluated her academics and conducted a phone interview. Munday graduated with a 3.3 grade-point average. After her internship, she plans to enlist in the U.S. Air Force.

�Being selected for this internship is a great honor in itself considering the fact that only two students nationwide are selected,� Munday said.  �It�s a great testimony to the quality of athletic training education at SRU. Without the knowledge and skills that I've learned from my professors, this honor probably never would've happened.�

The Disney experience will give her the opportunity to grow as an athletic trainer, �preparing me to work on my own,� she said. �I'm looking forward to the new environment in which I'll be working in, and also the chance to meet others in my profession.�

�Shannon is an excellent student academically, which is an obvious asset,� said Bonnie Siple, assistant professor of exercise and rehabilitative sciences. �She is also an excellent clinician who has been able to take her classroom knowledge and transfer it skillfully to her hands-on work with our athletes. She will be a very successful certified athletic trainer one day very soon.�

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