March 16, 2008

More madness....the women's tournament

Another weekend of basketball action!!!!

The SLU Athletic Training Education Program had the opportunity to cover the Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO.

If you are keeping score, we covered 18 games in 11 days and had a great time. David Biancamano from the Missouri Valley Conference coordinated the touranments and created a great situtation for us.

This weekend we were joined by Dr. Matt Matava from Washington University and Casey Kohr, Lauren Willett, Lauren Johnson and Brittney Reed from Clarke College.

We need to check with the Guiness Book of World Records, but we believe that Dr. Matava broke the modern record for abstracts reviewed at the scorer's table during an athletic event. Being a master multitasker, he was also attentive to the games and managed an on-court injury with the help of our staff.

Fortunately, Dr Paul Nativi, the tournament dentist, had no business as compared to busy men's tournament.

Staff photo taken before the finals on Sunday (from left to right): Tony Breitbach , Lauren Willett, Dr. Matt Matava, Brittney Reed, Casey Kohr, Lauren Johnson, Mark Reinking, Ilene Chambers, Kellie Black.

The Illinois State Redbirds beat the Drake Bulldogs in the finals, avenging the men's game from the week before. Thanks to all of the Athletic Trainers we had the pleasure to meet and work with at the tournament and congratulations to Athletic Trainers Karri Miller from ISU and Angie Dahl from Drake on an outstanding tournament!

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