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Northwest athletic trainer Jeff Smith and the many Bearcat athletes who visit him are appreciative of the financial support that made the training room renovations a reality.

Northwest athletic trainer Jeff Smith and the many Bearcat athletes who visit him are appreciative of the financial support that made the training room renovations a reality.

May 3, 2011

Support from Northwest alumni, friends allows for training room renovations

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Major renovations to Northwest Missouri State University's David "DC" Colt Athletic Training Room are complete thanks to the tremendous financial support of alumni and friends.

Improvements to the facility include new flooring, new treatment and taping tables complete with the Northwest logo, a hydrotherapy area with cold pool, new rehabilitation equipment, a private doctor's office as well as office space for the athletic training staff. The redesigned layout for the facility increases the useable size of the facility and improves its efficiency.

"Hundreds of student-athletes for many years to come will benefit from this fantastic new and improved facility," said Kelly Quinlin, head athletic trainer.

Colt was the University's head athletic trainer for 27 years and cared for more than 10,000 student-athletes during his tenure at Northwest. In addition, Colt was awarded with many accolades from his professional peers as a result of his leadership and commitment to the profession of athletic training.

Although the improvements to the facility are complete, the Colt Fund aims to provide perpetual funds for not only the upkeep of the facility and equipment upgrades but also for additional educational opportunities for future athletic trainers.

For more information about the Colt Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Neil Elliott at neile@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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