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Athletic training students receive scholarships

November 16, 2015

Three Indiana State University athletic training students have received scholarships from the Indiana Athletic Trainer’s Association State Conference earlier this month.

“Indiana State University has a great athletic training program with lots of history and opportunity to grow within the profession,” said Kathryn Cleek, a senior from Jasper and the recipient of the Dwayne “Spike” Dixon Professional Education Scholarship. “After experiencing many sport related injuries, I spent a lot of time in therapy and getting familiar with the job of an athletic trainer.”

The athletic training program at Indiana State is one of the oldest in the country and boasts one of the largest alumni networks as well.

“I chose Indiana State for graduate school because of the rich history of athletic training at ISU,” said Joseph Vogler, who received the John Schrader Post-Professional Scholarship and is a second year master’s degree student from Roxbury, N.J.

Sean Clancy, a senior from Fishers, received the Robert S. Behnke Professional Education Scholarship.

“I was inspired to become an athletic trainer my freshman year of college when I tore my ACL playing football,” said Clancy,

Vogler works head athletic trainer at Marshall (Ill.) High School and is the preceptor in the Indiana State’s undergraduate program. “I always knew I wanted to enter the health-care field but it wasn't until joining my high school's sports medicine club that I realized I loved the profession of athletic trainers and keeping people healthy while competing in their activities,” he said.

The Indiana Athletic Trainers Association is dedicated to advancing the profession and empowering membership through advocacy, education, networking and innovative resources.


Photo: - Sean Clancy, Kathryn Cleek and Joseph Vogler receive scholarships from the Indiana Athletic Trainer’s Association. (Photo courtesy of Jerrod Harrison)

Media contact: Kenneth Games, assistant professor, department of applied medicine and rehabilitation, or 812-237-3961.

Writer: Libby Legett, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, or 812-237-3773.