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SDATA Athletic Training Student of the Year Award


                      Mr. Jordan Lindberg, ATC

Every year the South Dakota Athletic Training Association awards an outstanding student of the year award. This year Jordan Lindberg, ATC, graduate of the 2016 class from Augustana University was awarded this award. What do qualities do you have to possess that make you candidate/winner of this award. Following are a few questions that must be filled out on the application. This application must be submitted by a faculty member of an accredited program. Following are excerpts of the application/recommendation for Jordan!

What qualities does the nominee possess that qualify them for the SDATA Athletic Training Student of the Year award?

How is the nominee involved in the athletic training profession at the School, State, or District level?


………”Since his acceptance into our AT program, he has excelled both didactically and clinically. He has a genuine passion for Athletic Training, he is an extremely hard worker and he is well perceived by our faculty, clinical preceptors, athletic coaching staff and his peers.


Jordan has formally participated in three-years of clinical education within our AT program. In addition to working clinically with all of our student athletes at Augustana, he has clinical experience with working in family practice clinics, orthopedic clinics, physical therapy clinics and chiropractic clinics. As a

senior he has performed clinical internships with our football and women’s soccer programs this past fall, and is currently working with our wrestling and baseball programs. He is also a finalist for a summer internship position with the Chicago Bears of the NFL.


Socially, Jordan has a wonderful personality, he is mature, his communications skills are very good and he is a team player. He is currently the president of our Athletic Training Student Association and recently was awarded the Dr. Jeff Behrens Athletic Training Scholarship Award, which is an annual

award given to our top AT student. Jordan has a very bright future. He is focused, possesses excellent time management skills and he

genuinely cares about his patients and he is always willing to learn!”…….


Jordan is currently employed as an Augustana University Athletic Trainer.  


Congratulations Jordan!


The Dr. Jeffrey Behrens Athletic Training

Student Scholarship Award

The Dr. Jeffrey Behrens Athletic Training Scholarship is an annual award given to an Athletic Training Student of Augustana University.  The award was created by, and is funded through, Sanford USD Medical Center as a memorial tribute to the significant contributions Dr. Behrens made to the Athletic Training Education Program of Augustana.

Dr. Behrens provided numerous services to Augustana.  He served primarily as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine, team physician, lecturer and mentor to the Athletic Training Students.  He will always be remembered for his persistent work ethic, his passion for sports medicine, his humor and his compassion to help others.  Dr. Behrens was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on September 11, 2000.

Recipients of this award are selected by their peers and the certified Athletic Training Staff of the College.  The applicants are evaluated on academic integrity, work ethic, acceptance of responsibility, willingness to help others and their commitment to athletic training.


The 2016 award winner is Jordan Lindberg, a senior Athletic Training Student from Dell Rapids, SD.  Jordan is the son of Ray and Judy Lindberg.  


Jordan’s leadership experience includes President of the Athletic Training student organization, in the civitas honors program and on the dance marathon committee.  This Spring Semester Jordan will be doing research on core body temperature and the effects on performance. After graduating, Jordan plans on going to graduate school in the fall to obtain a Masters in Athletic Training with an emphasis on teaching at the college level.  This summer will find Jordan working next to Augie alum Sid Dreyer at the Chicago Bears training camp!

Jordan has been a great asset to the Athletic Training Program at Augustana and will be greatly missed as he spends all of his free time helping the Trainers and athletes.

Congratulations Jordan!

Pictured is:

Dr. Kris Kimber, Sanford Orthopedic and Sports Medicine; Jordan Lindberg, Scholarship Recipient; and Jordan’s parents Ray and Judy Lindberg.





Welcome to James Day as the new Program Director of Athletic Training.  Dr. Day received his EdD from USD, his MA from the University of Virginia and his bachelors degree from Eastern Washington University. He was the program director at Buena Vista University this past year and held numerous AT positions at BVU from 2006-2015.  James is originally from Idaho.  He likes watching baseball, reading, and spending time with his family.  James met his wife Nicole at Eastern Washington University and they got married in 2006. They have one son, Allen, and are expecting their 2nd son in December.  Allen has been spotted at soccer and volleyball games and is a great addition the Augie fan section!!



Program Director/ Head Athletic Trainer Brian Gerry has put together an educational video concerning knee injury prevention. Click the link below to view video.