Albion College athletic training education program students Kylen Bradley, Anthony Moon, and Elaine Starkey placed second in a quiz bowl competition at the end of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Student Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 14.
All 14 athletic training programs from the state of Michigan accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education entered a total of 20 teams in the quiz bowl competition. The content featured items the students will encounter when they sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a certified athletic trainer.
Bradley, a junior from Albion; Moon, a senior from Paw Paw; and Starkey, a senior from Grand Haven, were the only students from an NCAA Division III-accredited program to reach the final round of competition.
"I think it was a validating moment for all of our students," said co-program director Scott Michel. "We have been talking a lot about moving away from using the phrase 'You have a lot of potential' and what steps are needed to do that. It's about taking ownership of this program and their education and knowing what it takes to embody the qualities of what it means to be an athletic trainer. They were wonderful representatives of the athletic training education program at Albion College."
Also representing Albion at the seminar were students James Azure, Bethany Brooks, Taylor Cliff, Becca Gadouas, Tanner Johnson, Morgan Kelsey, Luke Murray, Sabelle Nielson, Taylor Nugent, Lauren Rao, Devin Underhill, Molly Winowiecki, and Madeline Winters. Murray, Nelson and Rao were the members of the seventh-place team.