Mike Rich Recognized For Life Saving Action

The following link is to an article published in the Longview News Journal about Spring Hill Athletic Trainer Mike Rich.


2015 Annual Concussion Conference – Dell Children’s Medical Center


We are pleased to invite you and your staff to attend at the Annual Concussion Conference to be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 in Austin, Texas at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.  This day-long program will encourage education and discussion – bringing together experts, practitioners and community stakeholders.  

The Program Planning Committee has assembled a faculty with renowned clinical experts in the treatment and management of concussions. The Annual Concussion Conference will provide opportunities for approved continuing education sessions as well as opportunities for professional networking through social events and special programming.  

The morning session will highlight renowned keynote speakers, Drs. Steven Broglio, Jeffrey Barth and Michael Reardon. The afternoon program will offer sessions for healthcare providers as well as athletic trainers, athletes, coaches and families – presented in parallel tracks. The topics include but not limited to:  

  • Sport Concussion Biomechanics
  • The Journey from mild TBI and Sports Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Concussion: A Neurologist’s Perspective
  • Medical Management of Concussion Symptoms and Sports Clearance
  • Clinical Psychology: Risk factors for Psychological/Emotional Complications, Assessment Techniques, and Therapy Strategies
  • Use of Cognitive Testing in Concussion Management
  • A Visual – Vestibular Approach to Head Trauma
  • On Field Management of Sports Concussions
  • Adjustment and Coping Strategies for Dealing with the Symptoms and the Stress of Concussions
  • Cultural/Society Issues with Respect to the Dangers in Youth Sports; Decision-Making for Families 

To view the agenda, speakers, continuing education and sponsorship information, visit the www.healthybrainfoundation.org  and click on Annual Concussion Conference.

Got Your Back 5K In Celebration of David Gish

Got Your Back 5K In Celebration of David Gish

Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 8AM @ 5 Mile Dam, San Marcos, TX

Race benefits the David Gish Endowed Scholarship

Hosted by:  TXST Athletic Training Sports Medicine Club

Contact: Carla Heffner at ch37@txstate.edu


  • $25 until March 31st
  • $30 April 1st – April 11th
  • $35 – Race Day

Register Online: athleteguild.com/running/san-marcos-tx/2015-got-your-back-5k


LATSA Chasing Excellence 5K February 28, 2015 Honoring Tina Bonci

Please join the Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association (LATSA) on February 28, 2015 to help celebrate the legacy of Tina Bonci. Your participation will contribute to the scholarship fund bearing her name so that her excellence may be carried out through the work of athletic training students at the University of Texas. A majority of the proceeds will benefit the Tina Bonci Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship with a smaller portion being donated in her name to help the fight against diabetes.

The Tina Bonci Excellence in Athletic Training Scholarship was created in 2014 to honor the life and career of Tina Bonci. During her 29-year career at UT, Bonci served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, the Co-Director of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Associate Athletics Director. In addition to her noteworthy tenure at UT, Bonci is remembered as an icon in the athletic training profession and the field of sports medicine. She was a nationally renowned and respected professional who dedicated her life and career to cutting edge health care delivery.

When: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Where: Old Settler’s Park
3300 East Palm Valley Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78665
Race Start Time: 8:00 AM
Registration Fee: $25 until February 14th, 2015, $30 until February 27th, 2015 Registration for the race can be completed through the following link: www.yellowcheetah.com/chasingexcellence

If you cannot attend the event but would like to make a donation, please send a check made out to “LATSA” to the following address:
Brian Farr
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
2109 San Jacinto Blvd. Stop D3700 Austin, TX 78712-1415

For more information regarding LATSA and our mission, please visit our website:

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to making this a successful event in memory of Tina Bonci! Sincerely,
LATSA Officers