Craft receives student leadership and academic award

Renee Craft receives NIRSA award and heads to PA school.

Craft receives student leadership and academic award

12 Dec 2016    

Athletic training student Renee Craft has received a 2017 William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award from NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. The award is presented to exceptional students that work or participate in campus recreation. Craft, a senior from Castle Rock, Colorado, earned the award for her work in Campus Recreation's Injury Prevention and Care program (IPC) as a first responder, teaching assistant and mentor to other students. She has worked at Campus Recreation the past three years.

"To be nominated by your preceptors for a national award is awesome, and I was thankful that they considered me when choosing students to nominate," said Craft. "I have had an awesome four years here at the University of Nebraska, and this is really just icing on the cake for me. Working at Campus Recreation has been an awesome experience. I have made so many friends, networked with amazing people, and I have been able to serve students and faculty members through my work at IPC. It is great validation to see my efforts be recognized."

The good news keeps coming for Craft who was informed last week that she has been accepted into the physician assistant program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She will start next fall and expects to graduate in December 2019.

Craft was also the recipient of the 2016 Mid America Athletic Training Association and Nebraska State Athletic Training Association student scholarships.


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