September 19, 2017
Three University of Arkansas students in the graduate athletic training program won scholarships and research grants at the annual meeting of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association, which includes Texas and Arkansas.
Kristen Peterson received the association’s Executive Board Graduate Scholarship. She is from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and she has a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in exercise science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Eric Schwartz received a grant for his research project titled “The Effects of Hydration Status on Muscle Damage and Kidney Stress during Exercise Heat Stress and Recovery.” Schwartz is from St. Peters, Missouri, and he has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Southern Illinois University.
Mariellen Veach received the Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Graduate Scholarship. The association’s Free Communications and Research Committee also awarded her an Entry-Level Master’s Student Grant. She plans to use the money from the grant to fund her thesis research project titled “Pre-season Serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D Levels as a Predictor of Athletic Musculoskeletal Injuries in Division I Collegiate Athletes.”
Veach is from O’Fallon, Illinois, and she has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois.