A total of 16 teams will compete at the event, including the United States, which qualified for the tournament after the Women’s U20 Pan American Cup earlier this year. This is the first international event Beatty-Kollasch has been named an athletic trainer for a Team USA championship. Beatty-Kollasch previously volunteered at the USA Women’s Open Tryouts and the Collegiate High Performance team the past two years.
Beatty-Kollasch has been with the University of Minnesota for 13 years and has been a certified athletic trainer for 17 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1999 from the University of Minnesota and was a student athletic trainer in an internship program with then the Gopher men’s athletics from 1997 — 1999 prior to her certification. She went on to be a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Auburn University where she worked under the Hughston Clinic/ Kenny Howard Athletic Training Fellowship. Beatty-Kollasch earned her master’s of education degree in 2001 and started her athletic training career working at the University of Wyoming with volleyball, wrestling, and swimming & diving. After her departure from Wyoming in 2004, she worked in Louisville, Ky. for the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team for one year prior to initiating her time at the University of Minnesota.