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High Point University Recipients
Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in Spanish from Georgia College and State University. She played on the ultimate frisbee and club soccer teams all 4 years and was named captain of the former during her senior year. Melissa has a passion for neurologic physical therapy and aspires to open her own unique, multilingual clinic that emphasizes diversity and inclusion in its mission.
Erin is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate who studied exercise science and minored in Spanish. She played on the club soccer team and has continued staying active through running and tennis. As a student in the High Point DPT program, she has functioned as a graduate assistant and representative for the APTA-NC Student Fundraising Committee.
University of Delaware Recipients
MaryKate received her undergraduate degrees from Colby College in 2017, where she majored in neurobiology, and minored in Chinese and mathematics. While at Colby, she played on the varsity women’s basketball team and was named captain her senior year. She has acted as the volunteer liaison for her basketball team, organized an essential items drive, and advocated for an HEP program for a local TBI survivor. Following graduation from UD, she aims to complete a sports residency program and eventually work with a high level collegiate or professional team. Ultimately, she hopes to accumulate enough experience to one day open her own sports clinic.
Brianna attended Rutgers University and earned her BFA in dance performance. Physical therapy is a career change for her, as she spent her life dancing, and after graduation worked as a professional dancer and Pilates instructor. She ascended to the position of Pilates manager at a hospital’s wellness center, which inspired her decision to go back to school and pursue PT. She has also owned and run her own Pilates studio, Figtree Pilates. Brianna believes she will work in inpatient rehabilitation, with either pediatrics or neurology as a specialty.