Student Athletic Trainers at Snow College

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Aimee Linton taping Sione Leaaetoa’s wrist for football practice. Photo by Jentri Lyman

Aimee Linton taping Sione Leaaetoa’s wrist for football practice. Photo by Jentri Lyman

Student athletic trainers are important to Snow College’s athletic teams.  They are always at every game and practice to make sure that the athletes have water and their ankles, wrists, and other things are properly wrapped to prevent injury. .

“As student trainers, we take care of the athletes,” said Aimee Linton.  Student trainers are there for the athletes to make sure that all of their needs are properly addressed and they are ready to play.

Linton says, “We work with the football team in the fall, every day.”  The athletic trainers come to Ephraim in early August to make sure that they are there for the football team all season long.

Student athletic trainers are there to make sure that the team has plenty of water and make sure that their ankles, wrists, and other things are properly wrapped to prevent injury. “We give treatments to athletes with injuries and we give out ice after practice,” said Linton, “we also help the athletes with injuries, and stretching.”

Student athletic trainers spend most of their time working with the football team, but they also work with basketball, volleyball, and softball players.  Linton explained.

Being a student athletic trainer is a very rewarding job. Linton said her favorite part is “getting to know the athletes on a day- to- day basis.”

Mikayla Hepworth is originally from West Jordan, Utah and is now a sophomore at Snow College. She is currently co-editor in chief of the Snowdrift. Mikayla has been involved in journalism for the past three years and has been a part of the Snowdrift staff for two years. Mikayla plans to attend Utah Valley University next fall to continue her education. She is majoring in elementary education and hopes to one day be a kindergarten teacher.

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