Athletic Training Announces Recipients of Bauman Scholarship

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program recently awarded the Clarence “Bob” Bauman Endowed Scholarship in Athletic Training to graduate students Alex Hubbs and Jenna Ginsberg.

The scholarship is granted to two outstanding Athletic Training students and provides a grant applied toward tuition in the final year (Professional Year 2) of study.

Hubbs, who hails from Liberty, Missouri, thought it was a great privilege to be awarded the SLU athletic training program’s prestigious graduate-level scholarship.

“It was an honor to learn I had received the Bob Bauman Endowed Scholarship,” Hubbs said. “Bauman did so much for the athletic training profession in the St. Louis area and his legacy lives on through this scholarship opportunity for athletic training students.”

Ginsberg, a native of Geneva, Illinois, serves as the social media chair for the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Society (SLATS), and, during her undergraduate years, was a pole vaulter for the SLU track and field team. When she found out she would be a recipient of the Bauman Scholarship, Ginsberg was thrilled.

“I was incredibly happy to learn I had received the scholarship,” Ginsberg said. “I have worked very hard at my studies and it feels good to have that hard work pay off.”

Bob Bauman, for whom the scholarship is named, passed away in 1999 after helping take care of Saint Louis University athletes for more than 50 years — from 1928 to 1979. His hard work and dedication earned him a place in the Billiken Hall of Fame. Bauman's work was not limited to Saint Louis University; he also served as an athletic trainer for the St. Louis Cardinals for nearly 50 years.

Bauman passed away nearly two decades ago, but his influence and legacy is still felt by the university’s athletic training students today. 

“Bob Bauman was at the forefront of exceptional patient care provided by athletic trainers and he is held in high regard among our program and other athletic trainers in the area,” Hubbs said. “His work providing medical care for the athletes of SLU and the St. Louis Cardinals solidified him in the Billikens Hall of Fame, and I hope to emulate his great characteristics in my own practice some day.”

“After reading about the work that Bob Bauman did and the way he made such a positive impact on the lives of those he worked with, I feel very honored to have been awarded a scholarship based on the traits he represented,” Ginsberg said.

Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., director of SLU's athletic training program, believes that Hubbs and Ginsberg will go on to be tremendous assets to the athletic training community.

“We are proud to recognize excellent students such as Alex and Jenna with this scholarship,” Breitbach said. “Their outstanding performance in the classroom and their dedication to the profession of Athletic Training provides a living legacy to the tradition began by 'Doc' Bauman at Saint Louis University.”

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Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.