UMaine senior recognized at Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association convention

University of Maine senior athletic training student Emily Davison took home a pair of honors at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) convention held Jan. 6-9 in Boston. 

Davison, of North Waterboro, Maine, took first place in the District 1 Quiz Bowl, a Jeopardy-style competition for students from Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) institutions throughout the eastern U.S. The top three winners will represent their district at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association convention.

Davison also earned a $3,000 Joseph Abraham Scholarship, named for a long-time EATA secretary/treasurer. The scholarships are given annually to students in entry-level accredited programs and are meant to encourage recipients to continue their education and pursue a career in athletic training.

In accordance with new CAATE standards, UMaine’s athletic training program is transitioning from an undergraduate degree to a Master of Science in Athletic Training program that will start being offered in fall of 2023.