Kimberly Johnston joined the Arkansas Sports Medicine Staff in September 2016 as a full-time athletic trainer and is currently working with the Razorback gymnastics team. Her primary responsibility is the day-to-day prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses that affect the Gymbacks.
Johnston came to us from Vanderbilt University, where she spent 3 years working directly with the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Prior to her time at Vanderbilt, she was an intern athletic trainer at High Point University for one year and was responsible for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams. For the past 4 years, she has also served as a preceptor for undergraduate and graduate athletic training students.
Outside of the collegiate setting, Kim has worked with USA Ultimate and USA Water Polo. In August 2016, she travelled with the USA Ultimate men’s and women’s junior national teams to the World Junior National Championships in Wroclaw, Poland and in August 2012 with the USA Water Polo men’s cadet national team to Belgrade, Serbia.
A former student-athlete herself, Kim was a pole vaulter for the Virginia Tech track and field team and received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise with a minor in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2007. She received her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from California Baptist University in 2012.