November 25, 2013

SLU AT Clinical Site Spotlight - Washington University in St. Louis


Washington University in St. Louis – Home of the Bears!
By: Nick Gastorf, Angelo Bongiorno and Tyler Wood (MAT Class of 2014); Connor Doherty and Shannon Kane (MAT Class of 2015)

For the academic year of 2013-2014 PY2 students Nick Gastorf, Angelo Bongiorno and Tyler Wood have the privilege of working at Washington University – St. Louis.  For this fall semester, two PY1 students, Connor Doherty and Shannon Kane are also assigned to WashU.  At WashU, we are under the instruction of 4 certified athletics trainers. Head Athletic Trainer Rick Larsen ATC works with the football team. Assistant Athletic Trainer Jacob Blasingame ATC works with football as well and also covers men’s soccer.  Assistant Athletic Trainer Jim Anderson ATC covers women’s soccer and Assistant Athletic Trainer Mary Tarzon ATC covers volleyball and cross country.

SLU AT students Connor Doherty, Nick Gastorf, Angelo Bongiorno and Shannon Kane
To say that the fall has been busy would be an understatement.  We have had great success on the field in almost every sport.  At this point in time, our football team and women’s soccer team are still alive in their NCAA Division III tournaments. The football team has earned their first at large bid since 1999, their second such in school history!  While the athletic teams have had great success on the field, we, as athletic training students, have also had great learning experiences off and on the field. Unfortunately, we have had numerous injuries this fall semester to take care of.  While you never want to see an athlete get hurt, it does allow for us SLU students to enhance our athletic training skills.  Although these injuries have occurred, we are confident these are athletes will be back on the field in no time with the great care they are receiving from the WashU Athletic Training Staff.


This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site and their preceptors. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.

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This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Athletic Training students featuring their clinical site. The number, quality and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU AT Program.