April 13, 2009
Carolyn Greer, USD Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine and the Head Athletic Trainer, has been selected for induction into the Far West Athletic Trainers Association's 2009 Hall of Fame. She will be honored during the Awards Dinner held at the San Diego Town and Country this coming Saturday, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m. during the FWATA Annual Symposium. FWATA is District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers' Association which includes California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.
"I am humbled, yet honored to be recognized by my peers for my contributions to the athletic training profession and to the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association," said Carolyn Greer.
In 2007 Greer was named the San Diego State University, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, "Robert J. Moore" Distinguished Alumnus and was also honored as the National Athletic Trainers' Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. In 2005 she was named the Thomas F. Burke Employee-of-the-Year for USD's Student Affairs Division.
Currently in her 31st year at USD, Carolyn is responsible for all aspects of health care in the athletic environment, including: prevention; evaluation of injuries; management, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries; and education and counseling of athletes. Her sport assignments include football and men's basketball. A graduate (BA, MA) of San Diego State University, Carolyn participated in intercollegiate women's gymnastics.
Hired in 1978 by USD, she was one of the first female head athletic trainers at the NCAA Division I level. Her athletic training experience includes the 1984 Summer Olympic Games (artistic gymnastics), the NBA Summer Professional Basketball League, San Diego Friars Professional Team Tennis, and San Diego State University. In addition she has extensive rehabilitation experience at the clinical level working at athletic injury and rehabilitation clinics throughout San Diego County. She has taught athletic training related courses at USD and for the Athletic Training Professional Program at San Diego State University.