MU athletic training students place second at state quiz bowl
HUNTINGTON -- Three students from the Marshall University College of Health Professions traveled to Charleston last month for the West Virginia Athletic Training Association's Quiz Bowl competition and brought home a second-place finish in Feb. 21.
The University of Charleston took first place and West Virginia University finished third. Other teams in the competition included Alderson Broaddus University, Concord University and West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Katie Barr, Matthew Schneider and Amanda McGuire are junior athletic training students in the college's School of Kinesiology. Barr, 21, of Mason, W.Va., said this year's competition proved to be more successful for Marshall than it was in previous years.
Zach Garrett, interim program director for the college's Department of Athletic Training, said these three students were chosen based on the high scores they received during an in-class placement exam.
"Our program is very competitive - we only take 25 new applicants every year - therefore, our students are very competitive," Garrett said. "I'm very proud of this year's Quiz Bowl team. They showed enthusiasm and passion and I believe their commitment to the field of athletic training demonstrates the level of excellence the students have within our college."
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