Liberty High School athletic trainer Mandy Carter this fall will receive the 2017 Shenandoah University Distinguished Alumna Award for Young Career Achievement.
The university will honor Ms. Carter and other award recipients at a banquet Friday, Oct. 13, during homecoming weekend in Winchester. SU also will honor them at halftime of the Saturday night football game.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education at SU in 2009 and her master’s in athletic training the next year.
Ms. Carter played softball as an undergraduate and one summer in the Dominican Republic before graduate school.
She has served as the LHS athletic trainer since 2010 — five years after she graduated from the high school in Bealeton. She teaches physical education and sports medicine at Liberty.
“It has been a pleasure to work with such great, young individuals at Liberty High School and see them excel in the classroom as well as on the field or court,” Ms. Carter said. “I have officially been teaching long enough to where some of my former high school athletic training students is now a certified athletic trainer.”
Liberty received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Schools Sports Award for 2013-16 and 2016-19.
Shenandoah University’s athletic training program is ranked number two in the nation.
“It’s an honor to be selected for the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award for young Career Achievement,” she said.