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SAAC Honors Head Athletic Trainer

April 16, 2008
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SACC) recently honored Head Athletic Trainer Chad Floyd as part of the NCAA's month-long National STUDENT-Athlete Day celebration.

Floyd, a native of Ozark, was chosen by the university’s SAAC for his outstanding support and contributions to Ozarks’ student-athletes. SAAC President Jason Caskey described Floyd at the recognition as “one who is dedicated to his profession and spends countless hours contributing to the benefit of our student-athletes.”

Floyd is in his seventh year at Ozarks. He holds state, district and national training certifications and has an Arkansas teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Southwest Athletic Trainers Association and Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves on the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association scholarship committee. He also teaches Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries at Ozarks.

SAAC has done a number of community-wide service projects this year, including “Make A Change In 14 Days”, a fund-raiser for the Johnson County Girls Club. SAAC will also sponsor “Kids Day Out” on April 27.

National STUDENT-Athlete Day honors student-athletes and the network of parents, coaches, staff and school systems that make it possible for young people to strike a balance between academic and athletic achievement. The day, established by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports and Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, is co-sponsored by the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).