Missouri Valley Athletic Trainers Win Heart Award

Posted August 4, 2015

Marshall, Mo. (August 4, 2015)- The Missouri Valley College athletic training staff was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year for their efforts during the 2014-2015 athletic season.  The announcement came Monday at the Heart Summit in Olathe, Kan.


This is the first year this conference award was presented.  Each conference athletic training staff voted for the school which served as the best host and provided the best visiting student-athlete experience during the athletic season.


“I am very proud of my staff and our athletic training students and the effort they put forth to take care of not only our teams, but also visiting teams when they come to our campus,” said Head Athletic Trainer Matt Long.  “To be recognized by our peers with this award is a huge compliment.”


The Missouri Valley College athletic training staff is led by Long, whowas also the head trainer for football, rodeo, men’s soccer, spirit squad and golf during the 2014-2015 athletic year.  Other staff members included Assistant Athletic Trainer Kasey Currence who worked with football and oversaw the men’s basketball and softball programs, Assistant Athletic Trainer Sierra Fultz who oversaw men’s wrestling, baseball and tennis programs, Assistant Athletic Trainer Heidi Hendrickson who ​oversaw men’s volleyball and track and field programs, Assistant Athletic Trainer Tiffany Webb who oversaw women’s soccer, women’s basketball and lacrosse programs and Graduate Assistant Danny Accola who oversaw women’s volleyball, women’s wrestling and baseball programs.


In addition to the full-time staff and graduate assistants, a number of MVC students were heavily involved during the athletic year through the College’s Athletic Training Program.



Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many

opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower

students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge‐based global society. MVC offers over

40 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors

include education and business, and the newest majors are nursing, graphic design, dance, and hospitality/tourism

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