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Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Third Class of Members on Feb. 9th

January 15, 2013

Category: Alumni, Athletics, Events, Sport & Health Sciences


InducteesNew members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 9.  The induction of the Class of 2013 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.

The 2013 inductees, both from the Class of 1995, are Bryan Fass of Davidson and Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn. Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla., an inductee in the Class of 2012, was unable to attend last year's ceremony. Tucker will be on hand at this year's event to be officially recognized.

The Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011. These inductees included Gary Blabon '91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks '93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix '92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning '96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall '93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump '98 of Lithia, Fla.  In 2012, members who were added included Jim Bradley '86 of Mebane; John Lukowski '92 of Irmo, S.C.; and Angela Shirk Sneed '93 of Mooresville.

The induction ceremony is being sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program. Make reservations to attend by Feb. 1 or for more information about the event, contact Catawba's Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus at bcasmus@catawba.edu and (704) 637-4350.

Following are the achievements of the 2013 inductees:

FassBryan Fass '95, ATC, LAT, CSCS, EMT-P 

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  • An outstanding athletic training student at Catawba College from 1991-1995.
  • Director of Exercise & Physical Therapy for Total Care in Huntersville, NC from 1998-2002.
  • Senior Medic & Paramedic Crew Chief for Mecklenburg EMS Agency, Mecklenburg County, NC from 2000-2008
  • Managing Director for Precision Fitness in Cornelius, NC (four rehabilitation clinics) from 2002-2011.
  • President of Fit Responder in Davidson, NC from 2009-present. Provides ergonomic training, fitness & wellness programs and injury prevention services for Fire-EMS and Police.
  • Author of the “Fit Responder: Fitness, Wellness & Injury Prevention for the Public Safety Professional.”
  • Column writer for EMS1.com, Officer.com and the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Tactical Branch, along with serving as an advisor to the Public Safety Athletic Trainers Society.
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GrahamCarrie Graham '95, MA, ATC

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  • An outstanding athletic training student at Catawba College from 1991-1995.
  • Earned a Master of Arts Degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI in 1996.
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH from 1997-1999.
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Washington in Seattle, WA from 1999-2003.
  • Clinical Coordinator/Instructor for Athletic Training at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT from 2003-2009.
  • Program Coordinator of Public Health Learning Community at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT from 2010-present.
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association Women in Athletic Training Committee member from 2006-2008.
  • Member of the Executive Council for the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association (CATA) from 2006-2010 and elected President of the CATA in 2012.
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Following are the achievements of 2012 inductee, Jeff Tucker:

Jeff Tucker '90, DPT

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  • An outstanding athletic training student at Catawba College from 1986-1990.
  • Earned a Master of Arts Degree in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA in 1993.
  • Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, 1993 – 1995.
  • Director of Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine at St. Lucie Medical Center & Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Port St. Lucie, FL, 1995-2000.
  • Developed first community-wide Sports Medicine Program that provided seven athletic trainers for the seven community high schools in Port St. Lucie, FL.
  • Named Clinical Instructor of the Year at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, 1995.
  • Named JCAHO “Best Leader” and “Best Plan of Care” in 1998 during the St. Lucie Medical Center hospital-wide joint commission accreditation.
  • Currently, Owner/CEO and Physical Therapist for Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Port St. Lucie, FL.  
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