Athletic trainers Hannah Bane of Newark High School and Megan Scott of Licking Valley High School have a chance to become the athletic trainer selected as the Regional Nominee for The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The athletic trainer selected as the Regional Nominee will advance on to join other Regional Nominees from across the nation to be considered for the National Award. The Regional Nominee will be announced at a later date.

In partnership with local leading orthopedic practices, such as Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine in Newark, The 2019 – 2020 Newell National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award recognizes athletic trainers for the service and leadership they provide to local athletic communities. Nominations for the National Award are based on examples of service, leadership and shared experiences from community members, and nominees are determined regionally.

Bane is originally from Grove City, where she graduated from Grove City High School in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science in education from Bowling Green State University. She later went on to complete an internship in athletic training at Advanced Physical Therapy in Charleston, West Virginia. Bane is nationally certified by the Board of Certification and licensed to practice athletic training in Ohio. For the last three years, Bane has worked to keep athletes healthy and safe as a Newark High School outreach athletic trainer in Newark.

Scott currently serves as the athletic trainer for Licking Valley High School. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in athletic training from Capital University in Columbus, she went on to complete internships with Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer, The University of Toledo, NovaCare Rehabilitation, New Albany High School and Central Ohio Special Olympics. She later earned her Master of Science in health care administration from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Scott has served the local community as an athletic trainer for nearly 20 years, caring for injured athletes and providing health education to students and coaches. Scott also began the Licking Valley Athletic Training Student Aide program, where she is able to educate and encourage future athletic trainers through her work.

“We feel very fortunate to work with such incredible medical professionals,” says Dr. Edward Westerheide, board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. “And we feel honored to acknowledge their efforts by partnering with The Newell Award to recognize the region’s—and potentially, the nation’s—top athletic trainers for the service and leadership they display while treating our community’s athletes.”

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