LSU Athletic Training students receive top honors at SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium


An all-star class of Athletic Training students and faculty in the LSU School of Kinesiology received top honors at the 30th annual Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Athletic Training Student Symposium on February 5-7, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

LSU Athletic training sophomores Erin Holle and Olivia Wishman were among only nine abstracts selected for oral presentations.

Of fourteen total abstracts selected for poster presentations, three LSU Athletic Training students presented: Desstin Alcorn, Armand Daigle, and Macy Simoneaux.

All attendees participated in two days of seminars on many different subjects pertaining to athletic training.

“The purpose of students attending was to learn the latest concepts on a variety of sports medicine topics, such as injury prevention techniques, emergency medicine, and patient assessment and care,” said Kinesiology Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Athletic Training Program Director Dr. Ray Castle.

In addition to the students’ presentations, senior Derek Carter represented LSU as the Louisiana representative to the SEATA Student Senate.

LSU Athletic Training faculty members Dr. Ray Castle, Dr. Amanda Benson, and Meghan Reid also served as instructional faculty on various topics throughout the weekend.

More than 900 students from across the country attended the symposium.

Students’ presentation topics:

  • Alcorn, Exertional Rhabdomyolosis in a high school football athlete
  • Daigle, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Division I collegiate athlete
  • Holle, Systemic Lupus Erythematous in a high school football player
  • Simoneaux, Subsequent Contralateral biceps tendon ruptures in a collegiate football player
  • Wishman, Tonsilloliths in a collegiate women’s basketball player

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