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UW-Madison athletic training students win honors at state symposium

April 22, 2015

The UW-Madison Athletic Training Program was well represented at the annual Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association Symposium in Milwaukee last week as 15 students from the university's AT program attended the meeting and participated in a number of educational and professional networking activities.

Highlights from the meeting include:

Student Poster• Recent graduates Josh Scott and Alex Smithback each presented clinical case posters, co-authored with Alexis Schafer and Carlos Bustamante, in the in the student case study and research poster competition. The case presented by Alex Smithback and Carlos Bustamante, titled: “A Femoral Nerve Schwannoma in a High School Athlete,” was the winning case study poster. Smithback presented her winning case during the Free Communications session and was recognized during the awards banquet.

• The Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) presented information on their successful Baldwin Grant project to develop ATSBS chapters at campuses at athletic training programs around the state in the 2015-16 academic year.

• The team of Erin McQuillan, Jessica Trapp, and Ryan Weisenbeck represented UW-Madison in the annual student quiz bowl. They went into the final “Jeopardy” round in second place and scored a correct answer on the final question. The team finished in the top four behind the winning team from Marquette.

“It is wonderful to see our students gain such valuable presentation and networking opportunities on top of the excellent educational sessions provided at the WATA State meeting,” says UW-Madison AT Program Director Andy Winterstein. “Seeing our students win the case study competition is always a treat. Our students have won this competition many times in the past several years.”

AT Conference Group Photo