W&L PROMOTES HEATHER GRANT TO HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike
Walsh has announced that Associate Athletic Trainer Heather Grant has
been promoted to Head Athletic Trainer. Grant replaces Holly Snyder, who
resigned to pursue a career in elementary education.
"We are pleased to promote Heather Grant to the position
of head athletic trainer," said Walsh. "Heather has done exceptional
work for us, both in her team assignments and in working with our student
athlete mentors in their role as peer counselors to our athletic teams.
We are fortunate to have someone of Heather's ability to take over the
position vacated by Holly."
"For the past three years it has been a privilege
to work with the student-athletes and coaches at Washington and Lee,"
said Grant. "I am excited and honored to be able to continue serving
the University and the Athletic Department as the Head Athletic Trainer."
Grant arrived at W&L in August of 2002 from the University
of Richmond where she had served as assistant athletic trainer for two
years. A 1999 graduate of James Madison University with a bachelor of
science in health sciences, Grant served as a student assistant trainer
at JMU for three years before obtaining a masters degree in athletic
training from the University of Virginia in 2000. While completing the
masters program, she served as a graduate assistant trainer at Virginia
Military Institute during the 1999-2000 school year.
Grant, wife of VMI Associate Lacrosse Coach Mic Grant, is
certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and is a
member of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association and the
Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. She is also a Certified Strength
and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and member of the National Strength
and Conditioning Association.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450