DALLAS — Carrie Rahn, a senior at Valdosta State University, has earned a prestigious scholarship form the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.
Rahn accepted her award in June, at the NATA annual meeting and clinical symposia in St. Louis. She was one of 75 scholars from the U.S. and abroad to be chosen for the honor.
“The NATA Foundation presents scholarships to the top tier of athletic training students,” said scholarship committee chair Beth Raitz-Rex, MS. ATC. “These are the students who show, by their coursework and experience and extracurricular activities, that they will be a positive influence on the profession and on their patients.”
This year’s class of NATA Foundation scholarship recipients included 45 undergraduate students, 19 master’s degree students and 11 doctoral candidates.
Rahn, the daughter of Chris and Sherry Rahn of Clyo, earned the Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Award, named in honor of a former NATA president who was the longtime head athletic trainer for the Atlanta Falcons.
About the NATA Foundation:
The NATA Foundation, based in Dallas, Texas, has given more than $2 million in scholarships in its quest to advance the profession of athletic training through research and education. Each year, dozens of students are chosen from among hundreds of candidates for NATA Foundation scholarships.
For more information, visit www.natafoundation.org.