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Athletic trainers find balance between sports and medicine

(From left) Pitt athletic trainer Jennifer Csonka, Pitt's senior associate athletic director for sports medicine Jennifer Brown and Pitt wrestling trainer Brian Bonnar.

By Ben Zimmer, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

For athletic trainers like Jennifer Csonka, the career path was the perfect balance between sports and medicine. Whether on the field or off the field, Pitt's athletic trainers are at every game, ready to take on any injuries whenever they occur.

Sports medicine lets students stay close to athletics, help others

By Ted Zhang / For The Pitt News

September 11, 2015

Alex Dejong’s sporting career didn’t end by her own choice. A Pittsburgh native, Dejong was an active athlete in high school, playing soccer and running track. That is, until an injury forced her off the playing field. “I tore my ACL my senior year of high school while I was skiing,” Dejong...

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