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2018-19 Scholarship Award Winners Selected

The EKU Athletic Training Program offers the Bobby Barton Scholarship and the Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship annually to students specifically enrolled in the Athletic Training Program. This year was the first year that the Bobby Barton Scholarship was able to be awarded. Dr. Barton worked as the head athletic trainer and program director at EKU from 1976-2003. He has committed much of his professional career to professional service and leadership. Recipients of this award are judged on service, leadership, scholarship and financial need.

Dr. Ireland was the team physician at EKU for many years and continues to serve as the athletic training program's medical director. She has invested many years to the practice of medicine while advocating for athletes. She has published and presented internationally and is well known for musculoskeletal research, particularly regarding ACL injuries and the impact on female athletes. Each year two recipients receive this award based on scholarship, professional development, and GPA.

Award winners for the year include:

Kelley Conway - Bobby Barton Foundation Scholarship

2018-19 Bobby Barton Foundation Scholarship Winner - Kelley Conway

Kelly is part of the 3rd cohort of MS in AT students and started the program in May of 2018. She graduated from Drury University with a BA in Exercise and Sport Science. While at Drury, she was team captain for the women's softball team and participated in multiple on-campus organizations and service projects.

Abigayle "Tegan" Evans - Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship

2018-19 Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship Winner - Tegan Evans

Tegan will be graduating from EKU with a BS in Athletic Training as part of the final cohort of undergraduate students. While at EKU, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking athletic training courses and pre-requisites to pursue a DPT after graduation. During the 2017-18 year, she was accepted for early admission to a physical therapy program and will be pursuing further education upon graduation.

Makenzie Garland - Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship

2018-19 Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship Winner - Makenzie Garland

Makenzie started the MS in AT program in May of 2018 as part of the 3rd cohort. She graduated from the University of Lousivelle with a BS in Health and Human Performance. While at the UofL, she participated in the intercollegiate women's rowing team for four years. In addition, she was able to combined her rowing expertise with clinical research while participating as a research assistant.

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Matthew J Sabin

Published on June 07, 2018

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