Athletic Training Award of Excellence Scholarship

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's 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.

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2020

Jacob Schultz

2021

Andrew Lowe

2021 Recipient

2021 Recipient Andrew Lowe

Excellence-In-A-Discipline Award

The Excellence in a Discipline Awards honor one undergraduate student and one graduate student in each academic major.  Faculty select the award recipient for each academic major who demonstrates commitment and contributions to both the program and the profession; including student development, leadership, and communication both inside and outside of the classroom.

2022 Recipient

Alex Coon 2022 Award recipient

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2007

Nancy Ryan

2015

Miles Drobish

2008

Brittan Masters

2016

Meghan Glynn

2009

Laurel Evans

2017

Hannah Gray

2010

Leonard VanGelder

2018

Hayden Marlowe

2011

Tauri Rothermel

2019

Lauren Richardson

2006

Heather Chaloupka

2020

Jayma (Carney) Tagliavia (last Bachelor student recipient)

2012

Jennifer Brown

2020

Jacob Schultz (first MAT student recipient)

2013

David Dominique

2021

Lauren Penninga

2014

Kyle Schiller

2022

Alex Coon


Dan Chappell '85 Athletic Training Memorial Scholarship

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2021

Noelle Kaminski

   

2021 Recipient

Noelle Kaminski 2021 Recipient

Doug and Linda Woods Excellence in Athletic Training Award

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 retirement 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 student(s) in appreciation of their academic success and dedication to Grand Valley’s athletic training program.

Katherine Mullins & Andrew Lowe 2021 Recipients

Katherine Mullins & Andrew Lowe '21 Recipients

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2006

Amanda Brown & Ryan Steaban

2014

Mitchell Glass & Lauren Gevaart

2007

Adam Lepley & Jasonn Miller

2015

Maggie McGowan-Stinski & Mariah Supianoski

2008

Kenneth Games

2016

Daniel Swanson & Ashley Tallarico

2009

Lauren Kreha & Catherine Bersuder

2017

Allison Pingston & Anna Zahora

2010

Abigail DeSmyter & Kathryn Higgins

2018

Ally Folkert & Gavin Harden

2011

Tauri Rothermel & Alison Reddick

2019

Jayma Carney & Samantha Kaspala

2012

Ashley Doozan & Susan Lawless

2020

Jacob Schultz & Nicholas Stevens

2013

Kyle Schiller & Tyler Salzemnieks

2021

Andrew Lowes & Katherine Mullins


Ron and Pat Hoekman Sr. Athletic Training Student Service Award

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2009

Stephanie Dyer

2015

Mike Shuster

2010

Sarah McBrien

2016

Frank Lerchen

2011

Jessica Clark

2017

Laylah Ali

2012

Alexander Salinas

2018

Dante Avila

2013

Carter Pallett

2019

Kassidy Jensen

2014

Megan VanVliet

2020, 2021, & 2022

Not awarded

2019 Recipient

Hoekman Scholarship Winner

Todd Jager Memorial Graduate Athletic Training Award

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 the 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 assistants in Grand Valley State University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Department who demonstrate the values, character, and perseverance that Todd worked so hard to embody. The recipient will have a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training or a similar major and be pursuing an athletic training career in college athletics, with preference given to students with involvement in campus ministry.

2019 Recipients

Jagger Award Recipients

Year

Recipient

Year

Recipient

2011

Kelly Murphy

2017

Lauren Scott

2012

Tauri Rothermel

2018

Rachel Hoover

2013

Tauri Rothermel

2019

Sam Bernier & Rachel Hoover

2014

Jennifer Herrick

2020

Not Awarded

2015

Tanner Johnson

2021

Rylea Saunders

2016

Brooke Maggard

2022

To be awarded



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