Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Young Awarded Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Scholarship

Picture of Marisa Burnett, SEATA District Director, Kiana Young
and Gerrard White, SEATA President
Pictured Left to Right: Marisa Burnett, SEATA District Director, Kiana Young and Gerrard White, SEATA President

Senior Georgia Southern University athletic training major, Kiana Young, has been named the recipient of the Jerry Rhea/Atlanta Falcons Scholarship Award. Young, a Trinidad and Tobago native, currently serves as a facility supervisor at the Recreation Activity Center and an international ambassador on the Statesboro Campus.

The award is named in honor of Jerry Rhea, a former National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) president and head athletic trainer for over 25 years with the Atlanta Falcons.

Annually, the $1,000 scholarship is given to a student who best demonstrates the standards, ideals and professionalism of athletic training.  

To be eligible for the scholarship, Young had to submit an application which required an evaluation from a sponsoring athletic trainer, a letter of recommendation and an undergraduate statement from the Registrar.

“Winning the scholarship felt amazing especially knowing that my hard work paid off,” stated Young who plans on using the money to assist with paying for her Athletic Training Board of Certification Exam.

After graduation, Young will be attending the University of Toledo Post-Professional Athletic Training program where she will serve as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Posted in Awards & Recognition, H&K News and Announcements

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