Athletic Training students, faculty, and alumni recognized

April 19, 2023 |

Several Athletic Training students standing together at conference

Congratulations to the following MS Athletic Training students, faculty and alumni who were recognized at the 2023 Minnesota Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. 


  • Kim Scott: "Predicting ACL Re-Injury Post ACLR Using Functional Hop Testing"
  • Jonathan Murillo Rodriguez: "Blood Flow Restriction Training as a Useful Tool to Increase Hypertrophy and Strength"
  • Peyton DeVinny: "IASTM is an Effective Tool in Decreasing Myofascial Restrictions"


  • Shannon Motzko: "Conservative Treatment for Symptomatic Femoralacetabular Impingement"
  • Kaylyn Williams: Presentation title: "Effects of Foam Rolling and Dynamic Stretching in Increasing Lower Extremity Range of Motion"
  • Mackenzie Miller: Presentation title: "Surgery After First Time Traumatic Patellar Dislocation to Reduce Recurrence Rates in Skeletally Mature Individuals"


  • Megumi Furuta: MATA Professional Level Scholarship
  • Brianna Bertrand: TRIA Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship and the Twin Cities Orthopedics Professional Level Scholarship


  • Minnesota State Mankato Athletic Training faculty Liz Drake and Theresa Skrien presented at two emergency care and spine boarding workshops during the symposium.
  • Athletic Training alumni Joel Krekelberg, LAT, ATC: Received the 2023 MATA Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award for saving the life of a high school gymnast this past year.

More photos on the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Facebook page

First and second year Athletic Training students being recognized at the 2021 Minnesota Athletic Trainer's Association 2021 Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Congratulations to the following first- and second-year MS Athletic Training students who were recognized at the 2021 Minnesota Athletic Trainer’s Association (MATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium!

Awarded Moderated Presentations

  • Bailey Hofmeister: “Return to Play Protocol for sport-Related Concussion in Collegiate Football” (Hofmeister B, Brugge A, Skrien T, and Sexton P)
  • Rebecca Falkiner: “Platelet-Rich Plasma Combined with Rehabilitation for the Treatment of Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears in the Overhead Throwing Athlete: A Critically Appraised Topic” (Falkner R, Skrien T, Brugge A and Sexton P)
  • Briana Sieve: “Surgical versus Non-Surgical interventions for Lumbar Disc Herniation” (Sieve B, Brugge A, Skrien T, and Sexton P)

Awarded Asynchronous (Recorded) Presentation

  • Miranda Strelecki: “Critically Appraised Topic: Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical versus Psychotherapy Interventions for Depression Symptoms Secondary to a Traumatic Brain Injury” (Strelecki M, Skrien T, Brugge A, and Sexton P)

MATA Professional-level Scholarships

  • Melinda Froehle
  • Abigail Kain
  • Nicole Vogel