Athletic training program honored with university's Story Award

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Nebraska Wesleyan's athletic training program was recently awarded the Roy G. Story Award, an honor that recognizes individuals or groups of faculty, administrators, staff members or volunteers whose accomplishments have significantly enhanced the national stature of the university.

"This year’s award honors a program whose students continue to win top honors on the state, regional and national levels," said President Darrin Good. "While the students win the scholarships and accolades, the students are quick to acknowledge the faculty and staff who prepare and mentor them for these national honors and impactful experiences that ultimately lead to outstanding graduate school placements across the country."

National Athletic Trainers Association only awards their top scholarship to about 65 students in the country each year. Since 2017, Nebraska Wesleyan has had at least one student each year win the National Athletic Training Scholarship. In addition, the athletic training staff has been recognized by the American Rivers Conference as Athletic Training Staff of the Year.

The award honors the legacy of Roy G. Story who graduated from NWU in 1919 and went on to a long, successful career with Texaco and Swift & Company, where he patented 50 inventions. The award is an enduring legacy of Story’s creativity and the value of the liberal arts education he received at NWU.

New master's program: 

In 2025, Nebraska Wesleyan will launch a two-year, 59 credit-hour Master of Athletic Training program in May 2025. The master’s program will replace the university’s current bachelor’s degree program in athletic training.

Congratulations to the athletics training program!