Two students in Lynchburg’s Athletic Training program have been spending lots of time at the local ballpark lately, learning about how to keep professional baseball players on the field and off the disabled list. Since opening day in April, Zack Maust ’19 MSAT and Rachael Watkins ’19 have been doing a clinical rotation with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Two professors and two graduates received national awards at the annual symposium of the Mid-America Athletic Training Association last week. Dr. Pat Aronson was inducted into the MAATA Athetic Training Hall of Fame, while Dr. Debbie Bradney received the MAATA Athletic Trainer Service Award. Kirsten Blake ’18 was awarded the Larry Sutton Scholarship, recognizing her outstanding […]
Hallie Sayre’s research could prevent athletes from suffering concussions without treatment, thanks to her evidence that high-tech impact measurement tools could miss some injuries. She won the NATA student writing award for original research this year.
Sam Smith ’15 wasn’t planning to save a life when she tagged along to the Baltimore County boy’s lacrosse championship. Fortunately, she was ready. “Lynchburg prepared me really well for this incident,” she said. “Now one of my players still has his dad.”
A group of students and faculty at University of Lynchburg recently published research that would help make student-athletes safer — and one student won a national research award in the process. Dr. Tom Bowman, a University of Lynchburg athletic training professor, has worked with students for several years to study head impacts in college soccer […]
Dr. Tom Bowman hopes his latest research will help athletic trainers know the best techniques for CPR on the lacrosse field. While it is not an everyday occurrence, when an athlete does experience cardiac arrest on the field, it is crucial for athletic trainers to know the best way to perform CPR. “It is fairly […]
Rachel Le ’16 recently won two athletic training scholarships to support her on her upcoming graduate school journey. This weekend, the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association announced that Rachel won the second place Larry Sutton Postgraduate Scholarship. The announcement came during a conference where she also presented her senior research about lacrosse injuries, along with Catherine […]
From spiders in Panama to a 3D-printed syringe pump, the Student Scholar Showcase on April 6 will highlight a variety of projects by more than 150 Lynchburg College students. This year’s showcase includes two poster presentation sessions — one in Memorial Ballroom at noon and one in the Flint Family Lobby of Schewel Hall at 4 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in Hopwood Auditorium, Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel room 231 and 232 throughout the day.
Dr. Tom Bowman and University of Lynchburg student Dane Bower ’16 recently began a new study of the physical properties of lacrosse helmets. They have partnered with researchers at Michigan Technological University to examine pieces of lacrosse helmets with nanoindentation, a process that measures the hardness and flexibility of materials. In July, Dr. Bowman and […]
A Lynchburg College professor and several students continue to work this summer on research designed to improve lacrosse and soccer safety. One student, Bradley Jackson ‘16, received a $2,000 fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to support his role in the project.