Troy student honored with scholarship

Published 3:23 am Wednesday, May 31, 2006

By By Matthew Nascone
A scholarship represents two things for any student, success in some field and a free education.
Troy University senior and Atmore resident Katie E. Lambert was acknowledged for her hard work in the field of athletic training May 30 when she received a $1,000 scholarship from the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association.
"I was thrilled to be one of the few picked in the state," Lambert said.
Lambert is majoring in athletic training at Troy and she said she wants to get a master's degree in education and teach high school science and work as the school athletic trainer.
Lambert graduated from Escambia County High School and is the daughter of Nana Day and Grayson Lambert of Atmore.
Studying athletic training at Troy is hands on and Lambert said she follows a certified trainer around during the various sporting seasons and does a lot of the work as the certified trainer watches over her.
"They put most of the responsibility of helping athletes rehab from injuries on our shoulders and they are there to help us if we need them," she said.
It marks the third consecutive year the Alabama Athletic Trainers Association Outstanding Senior Academic Scholarship has been awarded to a TROY student, said John H. "Doc" Anderson, director of the athletic training education program in a press release.
"Katie is a hard worker and this scholarship proves that her dedication to learning sets a high bar for all our students," he said.
According to a press release, criteria for the award include character, scholarship and athletic training abilities.
Lambert has compiled a 3.89 grade-point average in her time at Troy.

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