FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas head athletic trainer Dave England recently received the Chris Patrick Award at the Southeastern Conference sports medicine meetings in Opelika, Alabama.
The honor is given annually to the outstanding athletic trainer in the SEC as chosen by the directors of sports medicine at each league school. England is the third recipient of the accolade that is named in honor of the longtime University of Florida director of sports medicine. University of Georgia’s Steve Bryant received the award last year.
England has been a full-time athletic trainer with the Razorbacks since 1984 and he is currently the head athletic trainer for the Arkansas men’s basketball program. He also works with baseball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf and the Razorback spirit squads.
During his time with the Arkansas basketball program, he has been to 18 NCAA Tournaments and made three trips to the Final Four. England worked with the 1994 NCAA Championship team and the 1995 national runner-up squad.
One of the founding members of the Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association in 1987, England was inducted into the AATA Hall of Fame in 1999.
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