Student Athletic Trainer Honored
March 31, 2000
LAS VEGAS - A UNLV student athletic trainer was named the recipient of a Far West Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship.
The award was presented during the 2000 FWATA Clinical Symposium held at the Tropicana Hotel. Junior Carolyn Irby was honored for her accomplishments both in the clinical athletic training setting and the classroom.
To qualify, student athletic trainers must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, be a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, perform with distinction as a student athletic trainer, and have the intent to pursue the profession of athletic training as their means of livelihood. Consideration is also given to their participation in campus activities other than academic and athletic training.
This award is given in honor of Gail Weldon, as recognition of her pioneering work in the sports medicine field. Weldon served as an athletic trainer at UCLA, was the first female athletic trainer hired by the Amateur Basketball Association, and also became the first female to serve with the International Olympic Committee.
Student athletic trainers from Nevada, Hawaii and California were eligible for the award. Irby is a Sports Injury Management major with a GPA of 3.68.