Southwestern Conference Celebrates National Athletic Training Month

In honor of the 2023 National Athletic Training Month, the Southwestern Conference would like to recognize a special group within its Athletic Department family—Certified Athletic Trainers. The slogan for this year’s National Athletic Training Month celebration is “There is an AT for that.”

During March, Athletic Trainers across America are being recognized for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy and active. Athletic Trainers are Health Care Professionals, highly educated and dedicated to the job at hand. Athletic Trainers can be found in high schools and colleges, corporations, professional sports, the military, performing arts and clinics, hospitals and physician offices. They provide compassionate care for all.

“Athletic Trainers continue to be the lifeblood our our Athletic Departments,” Midview Athletics Director Dan May said. “Whether they are working with their own student-athletes or assisting with the players from the other teams, the SWC’s athletic training professionals do a remarkable job. These individuals are not recognized enough for their efforts and the long hours they dedicate to our kids. We thank their families for allowing them to spend so much time away from home.”

The Southwestern Conference would like to salute the following Athletic Trainers for providing quality health care for our student-athletes every day.

Amherst Steele – Cory Bendlak (Rehabilitation Consultants)

Avon – Jim O’Leary and Beth Hauck (Cleveland Clinic)
Avon Lake – Matt Yonkof and Julie Iemma (Cleveland Clinic)
Berea-Midpark – Beau Kinnaird and Chrissy Bernazzoli (Southwest General)
Elyria – Laura Breeze and Ann Hamker (Jaworski Physical Therapy)
Midview – Nick Perez (Cleveland Clinic)
North Ridgeville – Lindsay Sullinger (University Hospital)

Olmsted Falls – Jasmine Betts (Southwest General)

Next time you stop in your Athletic Training Room or see them at a competition, make sure you take a moment to show your appreciation for all that these medical professionals do!