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The success of the Athletic Training Program is directly related to the continued support from our Alumni and Community.
We appreciate and thank you for your generosity in making this Program one of the best in the country!
Doug and Linda Woods have served the students of Grand Valley State University for over thirty years. For the majority of the time, Doug provided health care to the student-athletes as the athletic department’s Head Athletic Trainer. In 1978 Doug developed a curriculum for educating athletic training students. For eighteen years, Doug was the GVSU softball coach until his recent retire in 2014. Linda has provided educational support to the students through her work as a reference librarian at the Zumberge Library.
In honor of Doug and Linda, the Woods Scholarships are awarded to the athletic training students in appreciation of their academic success and dedication to Grand Valley’s athletic training department. Two, four thousand dollar scholarships are granted to the successful applicants.
To honor the memory of Todd Jager, Grand Valley’s Head Athletic Trainer for 10 years, family and friends have created the Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Student Award Endowment fund. It was created in spring of 2008 to assist graduate students pursuing a career in college athletic training. Todd spent his college and professional years in college athletics and recognized the significant dedication and determination involved to pursue this profession. It is fitting that Todd’s battle with brain cancer required similar dedication and determination to continue to do what he loved, which was to provide medical care for college athletes.
This scholarship will provide financial support to outstanding graduate students working as a graduate assistant in Grand Valley State University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department who demonstrate the values, character and perseverance that Todd worked so hard to embody.
Iota Tau Alpha is an Athletic Training Education Honor Society. About 14 years ago, GVSU created a chapter whose faculty advisor is Dr. Brian Hatzel. Over those years, students have raised over $30,000. In 2019, the members of Iota Tau Alpha have decided to turn those funds into a scholarship titled the Athletic Training Student Excellence Scholarship. This scholarship purpose is to support a student in the Master of Athletic Training Program who has excelled in the academic, clinical and leadership aspects of the program and plans to pursue a career in athletic training.
The Boand & Rowe Endowment for Advancement of Women in Sports and Physical Activity was introduced as part of a celebration of 40 years of Title IX, but more so as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done relevant to equity in sport and physical activity. The fund is named in honor of Joan Boand and Patti Rowe, two extraordinary women whose leadership and passion for activities that encourage and promote the advancement and awareness of equality under Title IX has made a long-lasting impact on students, faculty and staff members, and the community.
It will provide support for students with a passion for advancing girls and women in sport and physical activity as part of their academic journey at Grand Valley State University. The fund will support both a scholarship and a leadership development award for students to attend conferences, workshops or to help fund research opportunities.
The Most Outstanding Major Award is given to the senior student who has been voted as the most outstanding in the Movement Science Department by the Movement Science faculty.