2022 NHATA Student Symposium

by | Apr 15, 2022 | Uncategorized

2022 Scholarship winners with UNH’s Dan Sedory and NHATA Executive council.  Left to right:  Interim-President-Elect Ben Town, Secretary Patricia Kelshaw, President Len Angelli, Dan Sedory, Colby-Sawyer’s Noah Smith (D1 Dan Sedory Award winner), Jen Hollis (NHATA Student Scholarship winner) and Troy Cappos (NHATA Student Scholarship winner)

Plymouth NH – The NHATA student symposium returned on Sunday April 10, 2022 after a COVID induced three-year hiatus.  The event serves as an opportunity for athletic training students from NH’s athletic training programs to come together to network, share knowlege, compete and celebrate award winners.

This year’s event featured a welcome from NHATA president Len Angelli and District 1 president Diane Sartanowicz emphasizing the importance of professional engagement and advocacy, student presentations, a keynote address from UNH’s Ben Towne, announcement of awards, a quiz bowl and taping competition.  The NHATA was able to present Thomas Prasol with the 2021 New Hampshire Service Award in recognition of his efforts supporting the profession of athletic training in the state of New Hampshire.

The NHATA would like to thank our host Plymouth State Univeristy as well as NHATA student committee chair Liesl Lindley and NHATA emerging student leader Troy Cappos for their work in organizing and executing the event.

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Oral Presentations

Plymouth State's Cassie Cyr

Cassie presenteed her and follow graduate assistant Shawn Spendard’s Critically Appraised Topic: Baseball Players’ RTP Following Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Intervention for SLAP Lesion

Plymouth State's Sarah Karam & Brittany Warren

Sarah and Brittany presented their Critically Appraised Topic: The Effect of Blood Flow Restriction on Increasing Muscular Strength During the Return to Play Process in Athletes with ACL Repair

Colby-Sawyer's Troy Cappos, Sophia Zaragoza and Noah Smith

Troy, Sophia and Noah presenter their original research, Therapeutic Cupping Value on Decreasing Perceived Stiffness: A Placebo Controll, Randomized Double Blind Study.

Poster Presentations

UNH's Camryn McNally

Camryn presenter her research on the impact of Blood Flow Restriction Traiing in a Collegiate Football Player Following Truamatic Knee Pathlogy.

UNH's Kelsey McCrone

Kelsey presenter her research on the importance of emergency preparedness with cervical spine injuries in the collegiate football athlete.

Colby-Sawyer's Noah Smith

Noah presented his research on the effectiveness and validity of the Thessaly test for determining a meniscal tear.

Key Note

University of New Hampshire’s Ben Towne delivered an inspiring presentation his more than a decade of experience serving as an athletic trainer with the Olympic sports of bobsled and skeleton.

Competition Winners

Taping Competion Winners

The taping contest was won by the mixed team of UNH’s Kelsey McCrone and Jackie Beatty combine with Plymouth State’s Hannah Cope.

Colby-Sawyer Quiz Bowl Winners Ashley Bosworth, Noah Smith and Sophia Zaragoza

The Colby-Sawyer team of Ashley Bosworth, Noah Smith and Sophia Zaragoza took home the 2022 quiz bowl title.

NHATA Service Award

The NHATA is excited to announce Tom Prasol as the winner of the 2021 Service Award.  The Service Award recognizes non-athletic trainers from various backgrounds who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in the state of New Hampshire.

Tom and his team at Demers & Prasol serve as the lobbyist for the NHATA.  In 2021, Tom was instrumental in the passage of SB148 Part III, an act requiring emergency action plans for sports related injuries.  With out Tom’s guidance this significant legislation would not have made to the NH governor’s desk.Left to rigth:  Past-President Sandy Snow, President Len Angelli, Tom Prasol, T. J. Smith, Interim-President-Elect Ben Town and Secretary Patricia Kelshaw.

Scholarship Award Winners

Colby-Sawyer's Troy Cappos

Colby-Sawyer College’s Troy Cappos is a winner of one of two NHATA student scholarships.  Pictured with Troy is student committee chair Liesl Lindley.

Colby-Sawyer's Noah Smith 2022 Daniel R. Sedory District One Scholarship Winner

Pictured with Noah is the award’s name sake Dan Sedory and student committee chair Liesl Lindley.  Noah is a 2021 NHATA scholarship winner.

Colby-Sawyer's Jen Hollis

Colby-Sawyer College’s Jen Hollis is a winner of one of two NHATA student scholarships.  Pictured with Jen is student committee chair Liesl Lindley.