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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 12, 2009

Athletic training room to be named in honor of 'DC' Colt

Dr. David "DC" Colt

Dr. David "DC" Colt

A campaign has begun to make upgrades to Northwest Missouri State University's athletic training room while at the same time recognizing Dr. David "DC" Colt, former Northwest head athletic trainer.

In addition to naming the training room in Colt's honor, a fundraising initiative aims to garner $100,000 for the Colt Fund, which has been established through the Northwest Foundation. The funds raised will be used solely for upgrades and improvements to the University's athletic training facility. Furthermore, the David "DC" Colt Athletic Training Room will be unveiled during a Sept. 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the training room in Lamkin Activity Center.

Colt, who received his master's degree from Northwest in 1978, was Northwest's head athletic trainer for 27 years and cared for more than 10,000 Bearcat student-athletes during his tenure. In addition, he received many accolades from his professional peers as a result of his leadership and commitment to his profession and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2008, the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

"A gift to the Colt Fund honors DC's name and legacy and will assist the University in maintaining the high standards of expectations for the area that he established during his tenure at Northwest," said Dr. Bob Boerigter, Northwest's director of athletics.

The Sept. 25 ceremony is scheduled in conjunction with the Chip Strong Memorial Golf Tournament at Mozingo Lake Golf Course in Maryville and will take place prior to the tournament's evening social. Friends, family, former student-athletes, athletic trainers and others who worked with Colt are encouraged to attend.

For information about the golf tournament, call Allison Strong at 660.562.1028 or e-mail . To discuss giving options related to the Colt Fund, call Neil Elliott, athletics development officer, at 660.562.1248 or e-mail .

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468