UW Sports Medicine Recognized As Tops in MWC

May 7, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming athletics training room was recently named Co-Sports Medicine Staff of the Year at the 2008 Mountain West Conference physicians and athletics trainers meeting held in Las Vegas. BYU also earned the honor which is named after long time BYU athletics trainer George F. Curtis ATC, who recently retired. This is the first year of the award and it is voted on by the members of the committee.

"This is an honor to receive this award. It is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the sports medicine staff at the University of Wyoming," said Wyoming head athletic trainer Robb Williams. "You win with great people. We have those people here that are supported by a great athletics department and university who strive for superior health care for our student-athletes. Our whole organization of health care providers will all share in this honor."

This is an annual meeting made up of physicians and certified athletics trainers from the MWC, which has gathered since the beginning of the conference and is held in Las Vegas, Nev. Sports medicine issues, case studies and current trends of injuries and illnesses in the conference are among topics discussed.