Dawson Trainers Earn Top Awards


Dawson High School assistant athletic trainer Lindsey Thomas (left) accepts the G“HATS” Off Award from GHATS president Cat Marr.

Dawson High School athletic trainers and student trainers earned top awards at the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers’ Society workshop in January.

DHS head athletic trainer Chris Shaddock and assistant athletic trainer Lindsey Thomas won the G“HATS” Off Award for their work to protect athletes in their care. Shaddock also received the Tom Wilson Award for dedication and service to athletic training and high professional standards.

In addition, DHS student athletic trainers Brittnie Smithley and Kaylee Goolsby received the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association Academic All-State Award.

DHS athletic trainers take care of athletes from injury through rehabilitation and return to full participation. While focusing on fitness, conditioning and performance enhancement, athletic trainers work in collaboration with physicians to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related illnesses.

At DHS, student athletic trainers also assist in day-to-day function in the athletic training room, including recognizing injuries, taping, administering treatments, providing first aid and stretching. In addition, these students are certified in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator use.

Source: Pearland Journal

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