Professor Granquist Presents at Sport Psych ConferenceAssistant Professor Megan Granquist presented in several capacities at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Annual Conference in September in St. Louis, MO. She presented her work, "Sport psychology consulting with athletic trainers to enhance injury rehabilitation" (Granquist, M.D., Appaneal, R.N.). Granquist was also an investigator/co-author on a research poster: "Student-athlete’s adherence and compliance to injury rehabilitation within an athletic training environment". (Appaneal, R.N., Granquist, M.D., Roh, J.L., Perna, F.M.) And also was an investigator on another research lecture: "A multidisciplinary preseason injury prevention study: Process and preliminary findings". (Appaneal, R.N., Granquist, M.D., Washington, L.M.). As a result of her research efforts, Granquist has been asked to present at the 2009 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium this June in San Antonio.
Professor Granquist completes DoctorateAssistant Professor of Movement and Sports Science Megan Granquist completed the requirements for her doctoral degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dr. Granquist was awarded her degree at the UNCG Commencement Ceremonies December 19th, 2008. Congratulations, Megan Granquist, PhD!
Scholarship to Honor Rex HuigensThe Rex Huigens Teaching Scholarship has been established by an anonymous donor to honor long-time teacher and coach Rex Huigens. The scholarship will be awarded to an MSS Education major who has demonstrated a passion for teaching in the field of physical education.
Huigens retired in May of 2008 after a 38-year career at the University. He taught a variety of classes in Physical Education, and guided the department through its transition to its current status as Movement and Sports Science. He also was well-known as a football and golf coach, leading the Leopards to Conference titles in football in 1995 and 1996, and the NCAA playoffs in 1995; as well as a number of golf titles and NCAA tournament berths, most recently in 2007 and 2008. Huigens was awarded the University of La Verne Excellence in Teaching recognition in 2007.
For further information on the scholarship, as well as how to contribute, please contact Claudia Gonzalez in the University Advancement office at (909) 593-3511, x4586; or Paul Alvarez, PhD, ATC, MSS Department Chair, at (909) 593-3511 x4259, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan Hallinan granted Academic Award for MSSSenior Brendan Hallinan was presented with one of two departmental Academic Awards from the Movement and Sports Science Department. The Award acknowledges not only academic achievement, but service to the University and department.