Drug Free Sport Announces 2019 Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients

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Drug Free Sport Announces 2019 Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Award Recipients
Awards honor certified athletic trainers on the front lines of drug abuse, doping, and wellness education.

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 3, 2019) High school and collegiate certified athletic trainers wear many hats in student-athletes’ lives: health care provider, confidant, educator, advocate, and counselor, to name some. To honor their selfless work to ensure health and safety, Drug Free Sport International (DFSI) established the Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award. In partnership with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the following are the 2019 award winners of this year’s grants (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Ariel Allman, Head Athletic Trainer, Kort Physical Therapy/Midway University (KY)
  • Martin Donahue, Clinical Athletic Trainer, Slippery Rock University (PA)
  • Ginna Lewis, Head Athletic Trainer, Barton College (NC)
  • Megan Smith, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Seton Hill University (PA)
  • Carissa Tigges, Athletic Trainer, Grinnell College (IA)

DFSI supports the work of certified athletic trainers in high school and collegiate communities that work to educate student-athletes on making positive decisions on health and wellness. Since 2013, DFSI has granted more than $30,000 in continuing education funds toward certified athletic training educational efforts in high school, college, and university organizations across the United States.


Drug Free Sport International is the world leader and innovator of anti-doping solutions and health education for sport and is an advocate for athletes and their quest for safe and fair competition. Our partners include MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA, the PGA Tour, the LPGA, NASCAR, the CrossFit Games, the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, the NAIA, and more than 300 colleges, universities, and amateur athletics organizations around the world.  For more information, visit drugfreesport.com or find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.