MVC Student Wins National Writing Award

April 10, 2019
Missouri Valley College

MVC athletic training student Alyssa Dittmer recently won a national athletic training student writing contest for best original research.

The award was granted by the DeLoss Brubaker Student Writing Contest, sponsored by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) Research & Education Foundation. This contest has been in existence for 39 years and awards are only available to currently enrolled athletic training students. Only one award is given annually. Alyssa is the first MVC athletic training student who has won the DeLoss Brubaker Student Writing Contest. Alyssa wrote this paper for her MVC honors program thesis.

“Alyssa developed an appropriate clinical question that has been previously uninvestigated,” said David Tomchuk, athletic training program director and clinical education coordinator. “She started preparing her research in April 2018. Since Alyssa organized her research early she was able to produce an excellent paper that was recognized by a panel of evaluators.”

Alyssa will be formally recognized during the Pinky Newell Scholarship & Leadership Reception at the NATA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 25. The reception will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. More information about this award can be found online at:

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