Fontbonne University – Home of the Griffins!
By: AJ VanderVorste (MAT Class of 2014)
Fontbonne University is a small, 4-year college located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The Griffins compete at the NCAA Division III level in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and have 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams. The athletic training staff is led by head athletic trainer, Brooklyn Dunihoo, ATC, assistant athletic trainer, Andrea Lindquist, ATC, graduate assistant, Sharon Henderson, ATC, and intern Ann Schmerbauch, ATC. Together, they provide coverage for each athletic team practice and event for almost every hour of the day.
|SLU AT Student AJ VanderVorste with Ann Schmerbauch ATC (SLU MAT Class of 2011)|
Fontbonne presents a family-like environment where everyone seems to know and care for each other. So far, in the first semester of my year-long clinical experience, the athletes have been extremely open and helpful in my development as and athletic training student. I have had the opportunity gain friendships with the athletes and athletic department staff, and look forward to coming on campus each day for practice or games. Fontbonne provides everything that an athletic training professional or student could possibly need and more.
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.