Athletic Training profs earn national honors

Two faculty members from UIndy’s Athletic Training Program are receiving national awards today at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo here in Indianapolis.

Professor Christine Lauber and Assistant Professor Scott Lawrance each will receive the NATA’s 2014 Athletic Trainer Service Award, which recognizes involvement in professional associations, community organizations, grassroots public relations efforts and service as volunteer athletic trainers. Candidates must be NATA members and hold the certified athletic trainer (ATC) credential for at least 15 years.

Lauber

Lauber

Dr. Lauber, an Indianapolis resident, is director of the UIndy Athletic Training Program. She holds a Master of Arts in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, an Educational Specialist degree in Higher Education Leadership from Marshall University and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. Previous honors have included the 2013 Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator of the Year Award, the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association President’s Excellence Award, the University of Indianapolis Faculty Achievement Award and the School of Education Teacher of the Year Award.

Lawrance

Lawrance

Dr. Lawrance, a Plainfield resident, is the program’s clinical education coordinator and also a UIndy alumnus, having earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Health Sciences degrees in Physical Therapy from the university. His previous honors have included the 2009 Indiana Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year Award and the 2010 Sports Medicine-Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year Award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as UIndy’s Distinguished Young Alumnus and School of Education Teacher of the Year awards. He is past-president of the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association and president-elect of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association.

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