John Bonney of Belfast, a junior in the USM athletic training program, has been named a 2011 Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation Scholar. Bonney has been invited to attend the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation Student Leadership Forum from May 18-20 in Atlanta, Ga. His award, presented by the Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation, includes all airfare, hotel and food.
The meeting will focus on building leadership qualities; the past, present and future of the athletic training profession; graduate school preparation; job opportunities; research; and organizational skills for a leader in the health care field. Students will participate in an open forum with past and present National Athletic Training Association leaders in order to connect with individuals who have helped shape the profession of athletic training.
The Collegiate Sports Medicine Foundation (CSMF) is an organization dedicated to improving the day to day of the collegiate athletic trainer. Through Continuing Education programs, discussion groups, a website and partnerships with leading companies, CSMF strives to enhance campus sports medicine programs. Bonney is one of only two students chosen from NATA District One, which includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is the second athletic training student from USM in two years to be chosen for this experience.
John Bonney is the son of Grace Marsh of Rockland.