St. Louis, Mo., March 30, 2016 — The month of March is National Athletic Training Month and during this time, the Washington University in St. Louis Department of Athletics would like to recognize the institution’s athletic training staff.
Here is a closer look inside the WashU Sports Medicine Office:
Rick Larsen, MS, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer: 35th year at WashU, 31st as Head Athletic Trainer; Bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin and master’s degree from Syracuse; Starting shortstop for three years on Wisconsin baseball team; Athletic Trainer for St. Louis Football Cardinals from 1982-87; Head Athletic Trainer for St. Louis Stampede Arena Football team from 1995-96; Served as athletic trainer for the making of the movie “The Game of Their Lives” in 2003; Main contact for football, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and women’s golf.
Jim Anderson BS, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer: Fifth year at WashU; Spent 26 seasons as head athletic trainer for St. Louis Rams, and was Athletic Trainer for Super Bowl XXXIV Championship Team; Bachelor’s degree from Colorado; Oversees coverage for women’s soccer, women’s basketball and women’s tennis.
Jacob Blasingame, MS, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer: Fourth year at WashU; Bachelor’s and master’s degree from Saint Louis University; St. Louis Rams Intern in 2010; Covers men’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, and baseball.
Mary Tarzon, MS, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer: Fourth year at WashU; Bachelor’s degree from Xavier and master’s degree from Indiana; Covers volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, softball and men’s and women’s track and field.