Jennifer Brodeur Named Assistant Athletic Trainer Of The Year
June 26, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) recognized UMass staff member Jennifer Brodeur as the Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year on Wednesday during the organization's annual awards ceremony. The honor is given to one assistant athletic trainer each year, as chosen by the College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee. The recognition highlights Brodeur's involvement in the community, campus and athletic training association and her positive promotion of the profession.
"I am honored to be named Assistant Athletic Trainer of Year by the College and University Athletic Trainers Committee," Brodeur said. "Any award is special but to be nominated and approved by my mentors and peers in the collegiate setting is humbling. There are thousands of deserving athletic trainers so to be singled out is a very special honor."
Brodeur is entering her eighth year working for the University of Massachusetts Athletic Department this fall while the 2013 football season will be her seventh helping the squad. The Ohio University graduate has previously assisted the UMass men's lacrosse and swimming and diving programs since arriving in Amherst.
Previously, Brodeur was lauded by the NATA with the Athletic Trainer Service Award, one of only 16 to earn the honor in 2009 in recognition of her contributions to the athletic training profession and the association.
Brodeur came to UMass after working for the WNBA's Connecticut Sun following a five-year tenure as an athletic trainer at Providence from 2001-2006. Before working with the Friars, she served as an athletic trainer at Fordham from 1998-2001.
Brodeur has a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, where she graduated in 1991. She gained her master's from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee in 1993.