Working hard to pursue passions often opens the door for unexpected opportunities and experiences. Such was the case for senior Andrew Drake of Craig, Colo., who was recently recognized for receiving his certification in athletic training. Following certification, Drake is now able to practice as certified athletic trainer and can begin working professionally.
Students choose to go to college not only to enhance their knowledge, but also to become proficient in a field that they hope to pursue as a future career. Such was the case for Sterling College senior Andrew Drake of Craig, Colo., and Jonathan Lovercamp ’09 of Beaumont, Texas, who were both recognized recently for receiving their certification in athletic training.
Pete Manely, exercise science department chair and certified athletic trainer (ATC) at Sterling College, has been named the President Elect of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Athletic Training Association. Manely is also the President of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Athletic Training Association.
New Orleans, La. – Ryan J. “Pete” Manely was named the 2011 NAIA Athletic Trainers’ Association Athletic Trainer of the Year. Manely oversees the Sterling College Athletic Training Department and is the co-chair of the Exercise Science Department. The NAIA-ATA honored Manely at during their 2011 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in New Orleans, Louisiana.