WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Sports Medicine Department has earned the 2020-21 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Award of Recognition for its hard work and dedication during an especially difficult year, it was announced by the conference office on Wednesday. The USJ Sports Medicine Department is under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Megan Bosworth who oversees Assistant Athletic Trainer Matthew Madison, Assistant Athletic Trainer Diana Cao, and Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Emily Badal. Congratulations and thank you all for your tireless effort.
In lieu of the GNAC's annual Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award, which is normally voted upon by each institutions athletic training staff at the end of each academic year, the GNAC has honored each and every staff, especially for their tireless efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for the league's 3,200+ student-athletes.
To show their own AT appreciation, members of the GNAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) have shared video messages on Instagram (@TheGNAC), thanking their athletic training staffs all throughout March's National Athletic Training Month, in conjunction with the National Athletic Trainers' Association.
Whether it was navigating how to safely conduct athletic activities in the fall, or working with the GNAC Athletic Directors' Council this winter to set safe parameters to finally return to play in the spring, the leadership of the GNAC athletic training and sports medicine teams has been invaluable during the 2020-21 academic year.
AT's are essential to health care. National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers.
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