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ASU Team Wins PT Olympics

April 06, 2012

A team made up of 40 Angelo State University physical therapy students took first place at the 13thannual Texas Physical Therapy (PT) Olympics March 31-April 1 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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The ASU squad finished first in softball, men’s and women’s basketball, and the wheelchair relay race on its way to compiling 75 points and the team championship.  The first-place prize is a plaque and bragging rights for the upcoming year.  ASU team members also placed second in men’s basketball and third in the tug-of-war.  They also competed in sand volleyball, dodge ball and soccer.  ASU was slated to play in the soccer third-place game, but had already racked up enough points for the overall PT Olympics title. 

“We were really excited to go this year,” said Dan King, ASU graduate assistant.  “Last year we took second, so the whole PT program was excited to try to win this year.  It was great to be together as a group and accomplish the goal we had of winning.” 

ASU students competing at the Olympics were Adeeb Khalfe,  Brant Prewitt, Bret Wardle, Caitlin Dean, Dan King, Grant Thornbrugh, Lauren Weishuhn, Lance Tissue, Chris Williams, Brooklyn Bradford, Sagan Everett, Luis Rincon, Stephanie Kikolla, Maddie Bohmfalk, Jenna Rausheck, Josh Boynton, Paige Weishuhn, Melanie Willard, Andy Tran, Angela Kirchner, Ashley Bowers, Ben Volkman, Brian Holik, Brogan Mehringer, Catherine Evans, Courtney Snow, Dillon Mezzacappa, Jared Barnes, Katherine Shadowens, Katrina Eder, Kellee Orr, Laura Browning, Marco Jimenez, Maryann Martin, Megan Hadley, Paula Vercher, Porter Caldwell, Reed Brandenburg, Shannon Dean and Terann Ragland. 

Other physical therapy teams competing at the PT Olympics were from the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Texas at El Paso, UT Health Science Center, Texas Woman’s University-Dallas, TWU-Houston, Texas State University and U.S. Army-Baylor University.

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