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2019-20 Athletic Training Program 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 is the second 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:

David Tuduri - Bobby Barton Foundation Scholarship

David Tuduri - 2019 Bobby Barton Scholarship

David is part of the 4th cohort of MS in AT students and started the program in May of 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BS in Education. While in undergrad, David served the community by coaching wrestling at the high school level. He aspires to work to provide patient care across all levels of sport and, maybe, find his way back to educating future generations of athletic trainers in the future. 

Kelley Conway - Mary Lloyd Ireland 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. She finished her clinicals last year, working with EKU's athletic training staff covering football. She will be traveling to Huntington, WV to work with the football athletic training staff while providing patient care for the Thundering Herd!

Makenzie Garland - Mary Lloyd Ireland Scholarship

Makenzie Garland - 2019 Scholarship Winner

Makenzie started the MS in AT program in May of 2018 as part of the 3rd cohort. This is the second year that she is being awarded this scholarship. She graduated from the University of Lousivelle with a BS in Health and Human Performance. While at the U of L, 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. While at EKU, she worked closely with EKU's athletic training staff covering football in the fall and at the high school level covering multiple sports in the Spring. She is excited to be traveling to Syracuse University for her first full-immersion rotation in the Fall of 2019...not so excited for the cold!

Scholarships through the EKU Athletic Training Program are provided to students as a direct result of donor and alumni generosity. If you are interested in contributing to either scholarship fund, you may make a gift to EKU by searching for the appropriate fund through the Foundation

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Matthew J Sabin

Published on June 24, 2019

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