TROY athletic trainers garner accolades

Posted: Tuesday, 09 June 2009

TROY—Two Troy University athletic training students have been awarded scholarships from the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association.

Sean Boland, a graduate student and baseball athletic trainer from High Falls, Ga., received the graduate scholarship and Ben Elliot, a senior athletic training major from Oxford, was named the undergraduate scholarship winner. Both awards are for $1,000.

“This is the first time TROY students have received both the graduate and undergraduate awards and it is a great honor,” said Dr. Amanda Andrews, department chair and program director for TROY’s athletic training education program.

In all, 17 TROY students attended the annual conference where the scholarships were announced, and 23 TROY alumni attended, Andrews said.

One alumnus was recognized by the Association.

Todd Killingsworth, a 1997 athletic training graduate, was named Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year. He is currently employed by Southern Bone & Joint in Dothan.