This past month I went to the 2013 Fall IATA Meeting for the second year now with several other athletic training students from Purdue. I thought it was a great experience. The meeting was full of wonderful opportunities for learning and networking with professionals and fellow peers in athletic training. I really enjoyed the wide variety of programs and speakers they had for us. The quiz bowl and skills challenge went really well this year as we were able to build off of our experiences from last year. We were able to put our knowledge and skills to the test against other athletic training students in Indiana. We placed second in the skills challenge and in the top ten out of 32 teams for the quiz bowl. I also really enjoyed the Awards Banquet. Hearing all of the amazing stories of the different athletic trainers receiving awards really inspired me. Finally, one of my favorite things about the weekend was looking at the program and seeing all of the past and present athletic trainers at Purdue that had won awards or been inducted into the IATA Hall of Fame. It truly did emphasize what a great athletic training program Purdue has, and not only that, but also what great staff and educators we have to learn from in the program as well. I felt very proud and blessed knowing that I am now a part of that strong athletic training tradition at Purdue.
— Katye Clark, Junior, Athletic Training