GRANT RECIPIENTS

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2021

VATA Graduating AT Student Grant
Briana Lawry

 

Briana Lawry recently graduated from Old Dominion University’s Master of Science of athletic training program and was part of the inaugural cohort. Briana served a two-year term as ODU’s VATA student liaison. In this role she collaborated with other AT students in the area to plan the annual student VATA symposium. Briana also served as vice president her first year and the president her second year to ODU’s graduate of athletic training organization. In this role she mentored and cooperated with her classmates as well as advocated for the program on campus. She now resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with her fiancé and is getting ready to take her BOC exam this summer.

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2019

VATA Graduating AT Student Grant
Zack Maust

 

Zack graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. While at Virginia Tech, he spent 4 years as a Student Athletic Training Aide for the Football team.  After graduating, he attended the University of Lynchburg where he graduated, earning his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training, in 2019. Zack was a member of the Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Honor Society for two years. At Lynchburg, he spent time working with Softball and Men’s Lacrosse along with Liberty University Football and the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Lynchburg Hillcats. He now works at Virginia Tech as an Athletic Trainer with the football team.