WILMINGTON — The Ohio Athletic Training Association selected research submitted by 12 out of 13 Wilmington College athletic training students for presentation at the State Athletic Training Conference.
Among them, Gavin Salyer’s research was named the case study winner as Ohio’s top student presentation at the conference. Also, all 12 presentations are under consideration for publication in the State Athletic Training Journal.
Honored for their research are: Gavin Salyer, “Lower Extremity Morel-Lavallee Lesion in an NFL Player: A Case Study”; Chase Menchofer, “Athletic Trainers’ Perceptions of the BOC’s Testing Over Practical Knowledge and Application in Daily Practice”; Olivia Smith, “Do Memory Test Scores Improve after Organized Sport Activity?”; Ashley Boone, “NFL Players’ Perceptions of Female Athletic Trainers”; Chris Zody, “Student-Athletes Understanding and Preference of Recovery Interventions Based on Education.”
Also, Killian Lott, “Effect of COVID-19 on Student-Athletes’ Mental Health”; Brandon McCammon, “Athletic Training Alumni Perceptions on Level of Preparedness for the BOC Examination, and Graduate Studies”; Wil Overholt, “Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of COVID-19 Guidelines and if They Ensure Safety”; Karley Schlensker, “Certified Athletic Trainers’ Level of Comfort when Providing Care to the Multicultural Patient Population.”
Also, Kadie Grundy, “Male Student Athletes’ Perceived Stigma of Mental Health Illness and Awareness”; Tyler Schnitzler, “Coaches’ Perceptions of COVID-19 Guidelines”; and Nicholas Keller, “Performing Artists Perceptions on the Importance of Certified Athletic Trainers Through Production.”
Secondary authors for the student research are faculty members, Jennifer Walker, associate professor of athletic training, and Dr. Erika Goodwin, chief of staff and professor of athletic training.
Goodwin is a long-time champion for the student research experience, which “really puts the College’s ‘hands-on learning’ into practice,” she said.
“Doing research projects and disseminating their findings helps students close the loop on their entire academic experience in college,” she added. “Presenting helps students build those critical soft skills that are often lacking in the young professional: critical thinking, polished oral and written communication skills, collaboration and professionalism.”