November 28, 2009

Congrats to the Webster Groves Statesmen!

Congratulations to Webster Groves High School, who won the MSHAA State Class 5 Football Championship today at the Edward Jones Dome versus Fort Osage High School.

Webster Groves is a clinical site for our program, where Head Athletic Trainer Sean Wright serves as an approved clinical instructor.  Students Heather King and Ann Schmerbauch had a thrilling fall working with the Statesmen.

Read about the game here.

November 25, 2009


The faculty and staff of the SLU Athletic Training Education Program would like to express how genuinely thankful we are for all of the gifts that have been bestowed upon us...we are truly blessed!

To be helping students prepare for a lifetime of a community such as Saint Louis University, we are truly fortunate!  In addition to that, we are amongst family and good friends!

Safe travels to all over the break!

Thank you to the blog "Rome of the West" for the beautiful photos on this post!
There are many more beautiful photos on the site, to see them go to:

November 19, 2009

SLU Students Participate in Hall of Fame Showcase

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program served as host athletic trainers for the Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase Men's Basketball Event on November 17, 2009 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.  This year's event featured the University of Louisville vs.the University of Arkansas and the #1 ranked University of Kansas  vs. the University of  Memphis.  It provided a great opportunity for our students to coordinate a large off-site event and they also had the opportunity to network with the athletic trainers and other staff for these schools.

Jake Blasingame and Kellie Black served as hosts for the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Geanie Butts and Mollie Cole served as hosts for the Louisville Cardinals and the Memphis Tigers.

November 06, 2009

Playing the Field (Trip)

Students from our program went on a field trip to the Russell Training Center at Rams Park. It is the practice facility for the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Rams athletic trainer James Lomax graciously provided our students with a behind the scenes glimpse into the life of an athletic trainer in the NFL.

Indoor Practice Facility
Rehabilitation Pool

Cold and Hot Pools

Locker Room

Weight Room

Equipment Room

Busy Time of the Year

The fall sports are winding down and the winter sports are ramping up, making this a busy time of the year for athletic trainers everywhere!

In addition to that...our students have a full docket of classes, which are keeping them busy!

Some photos of the activities....
Emily Monahan experiencing a diathermy treatment.

Ann Schmerbauch and Geanie Butts testing the effectiveness of a therapeutic modality.

The student assigned to Washington University are poised and ready! Jacob Blasingame, Kellie Black, Meghan Gehrs and Laura Gosewisch.

They spring into action when there is an injury with Washington University Head Athletic Trainer Rick Larsen observing closely.

Athletic Training Students Named All-Atlantic 10

Saint Louis University sophomore athletic training major Hilary Orf became the first Billiken to claim Atlantic 10 Cross Country All-Conference honors after placing 13th at the A-10 Championships Saturday morning at Forest Park in St. Louis.

The meet was run on a muddy course at Central Fields in Forest Park. Both the men's and women's team finished 11th, with Orf leading the women and senior Neal Rodrigues leading the men' squad.

"Hilary claiming an All-Conference honor speaks volumes to the direction the program is headed," SLU head coach Jon Bell said. "It couldn't have happened to anyone more deserving. She has worked hard and is starting to mature as a runner.

See the article from the A-10 website

Saint Louis University field hockey sophomore Nicole Kent (Pewaukee, Wis. / Arrowhead) earned second-team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors, and freshman athletic training major Lexie Lindblad (St. Louis, Mo. / Ursuline) was voted to the All-Rookie team after a vote of the league's head coaches.

Lindblad appeared in all 17 games and finished third on the team in scoring with four points. Her first collegiate goal proved to be the game winner against Robert Morris. Lindblad also tallied against No. 16 Massachusetts, her second score of the season. She was the only Billiken newcomer to score more than one goal on the year.