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National Athletic Training Month Honored at Billiken Basketball Game

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

Saint Louis University is celebrating the beginning of National Athletic Training Month by recognizing the certified athletic trainers that work in the university’s athletics department as well as the students and faculty of the Doisy College of Health Science’s athletic training program at the Billikens basketball game Wednesday, March 1, at Chaifetz Arena.

Athletic training program faculty members Dr. Tony Breitbach, Program Director, and Dr. Kitty Newsham, President of the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association, as well as SLU Assistant Director of Sports Medicine Jonathan Burch will be recognized on the court at the game as the Billikens host the La Salle Explorers.

 Saint Louis University is a proud home to 12 certified athletic trainers:

  • Department of Athletics: Jonathan Burch, Ben Heimos, Lizzy Kienstra, Petra Knight and Tammy Pastor.
  • Doisy College of Health Sciences: Dr. Tricia Austin, Dr. Jason Bennett, Dr. Tony Breitbach, Dr. Tim Howell, Dr. Mike Markee, Dr. Kitty Newsham and Kemba Noel-London

The theme for National Athletic Training Month 2017 is “Your Protection is Our Priority”. The athletic department's certified athletic trainers partner with the faculty and students of Doisy College of Health Sciences to provide outstanding clinical and learning experiences in SLU's nationally recognized athletic training program.

Doisy College of Health Sciences dean Mardell Wilson, Ed.D.,  is very excited to have the opportunity to honor the work that SLU’s athletic trainers do day in and day out.

"Athletics are a high-profile aspect of any university, and our athletic trainers at SLU do a great job keeping our student-athletes healthy,” Wilson said. “We are very proud to be a part of a night that recognizes the hard work and dedication of the university's athletic trainers and our athletic training program faculty and students."

In honor of this event, discounted ($10.00) tickets available: Promo code: NATM. Purchase tickets here. (Please note the promo code is only valid for the LaSalle game on March 1.)

Join us in honoring our athletic trainers -- the unsung heroes working behind the scenes to keep the Billikens, and athletes everywhere, on the field and the court.