Athletics News
Illinois Sports Medicine

Resource Exchange Center Concussion Quiz Concussion Quiz

Athletic Trainers

Paul Schmidt MS, ATC/L, PES
Director of Sports Medicine

Hometown: Lombard, Ill.
Joined Illinois: August 2006
Sport Responsibilities: Men's Basketball
Undergrad: Northern Illinois (1992)
Grad: Syracuse (1996)
Office number: 217-265-8060
E-mail: schmidtp@illinois.edu

Randy Ballard MS, ATC/L
Associate Athletic Trainer

Hometown: Concordia, Kan.
Joined Illinois: 2001
Sport Responsibilities: Volleyball, cross country and Track & Field
Undergrad: Kansas State (1999)
Grad: University of Texas (2001)
Office number: 217-244-9160
E-mail: rballard@illinois.edu

Melissa Brungard MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Normal, Ill.
Joined Illinois: December 2010
Sport Responsibilities: Men's & Women's Gymnastics
Undergrad: Eastern Illinois (2008)
Grad: Missouri (2010)
Office Number: 217-244-4921
E-mail: mbrungar@illinois.edu

Shanti Calabrese MS, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.
Joined Illinois:
Summer 2012
Sport Responsibilities: Softball, Cheerleading
Undergrad: Whitman College (2007)
Grad: UNC-Greensboro (2010) & Oklahoma (2012)
Office number: 217-300-0422
E-mail: scalab2@illinois.edu

Jim Halpin MA, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Prophetstown, Ill.
Joined Illinois: July 2009
Sport Responsibilities:Football/Baseball
Undergrad: Illinois State (2005)
Grad: Iowa (2008)
Office Number: 217-244-6884
E-mail: jhalpin1@illinois.edu

Jeff Jahnel MS, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
North Liberty, Iowa
Joined Illinois: 2009
Sport Responsibilities: Wrestling & Men's golf
Undergrad: Iowa (2004)
Grad: Illinois State (200?)
Office Number: 217-244-8030
E-mail: Jahnel@illinois.edu

Sam Laingen MS, ATC/L
Associate Athletic Trainer

Hometown: St. Marys, Ohio
Joined Illinois: 2012
Sport Responsibilities: Women's Basketball
Undergrad: Cincinnati (2001)
Grad: Syracuse (2004)
Office number: 217-300-7124
E-mail: mlaingen@illinois.edu

Jake Naas MSEd, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Tonica, Ill.
Joined Illinois: March 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Undergrad: Illinois (2009)
Grad: Virginia Tech (2010)
Office number: 217-300-7037
E-mail: jnaas2@illinois.edu

 

Meaghan Naas MSEd, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Laurel, Md.
Joined Illinois: 2012
Sport Responsibilities: Men's and Women's Tennis
Undergrad: Salisbury (2008)
Grad: Virginia Tech (2010)
Office Number: 217-333-2829
E-mail: menaas@illinois.edu

Brittany Scott, MS, ATC/L
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.
Joined Illinois: 2011
Sport Responsibilities: Women's Soccer, Women's Golf
Undergrad: Michigan (2009)
Grad: Georgia State (2011)
Office Number: 217-244-3709
E-mail: bmgill@illinois.edu

Eric Streeter MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Oshkosh, Wis.
Joined Illinois: 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Undergrad: Northern Michigan University (2002)
Grad: University of Illinois (2004)
Office Number: 217-244-6747
E-mail: streeter@Illinois.edu

Kristen Streeter MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Rushville, Ill.
Joined Illinois: 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
Undergrad: University of Illinois (1997)
Grad: Western Illinois University (1999)
Office Number: 217-244-6746
E-mail: kstreet@illinois.edu

 

Graduate Assistants

Andy Cohorst, ATC
Intern Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Effingham Ill.
Joined Illinois: 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Men's and Women's Gymnastics
Undergrad: Eastern Illinois University (2013)
Office Number: 217-244-2238
E-mail: acohorst@illinois.edu

Cole Hartwigsen, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Chanhassen, Minn.
Joined Illinois: 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Football
Undergrad: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (2012)
Office number: 217-244-2238
E-mail: hrtwgsn2@illinois.edu

Chase Rogowski
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Sterling Heights, Mich.
Joined Illinois: 2012
Sport Responsibilities: Swimming and Diving
Undergrad: Michigan State
Office number: 217-244-2238
E-mail: crogows2@illinois.edu

Anne Schaafsma, ATC
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Thetford Center, Vt.
Joined Illinois: 2013
Sport Responsibilities: Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Undergrad: Northeastern University (2013)
Office number: 217-244-6854
E-mail: schafsm2@illinois.edu

Luke Spitz
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.
Joined Illinois: Fall 2012
Sport Responsibilities: Men's Track & Field / Cross Country
Undergrad: Kansas
Office number: 217-244-6865
E-mail: lspitz2@illinois.edu

 

Support Staff

Lori A. Stalter
Insurance Coordinator
Hometown:

Joined Illinois: 1998
Office Number: 217-244-4624
E-mail:lstalter@illinois.edu

Chelsea Z. Burkart, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
Director of Sports Nutrition

Hometown: Moscow, Ind.
Joined Illinois: Summer 2012
Sport Responsibilities: All
Undergrad: Mesa State College (2006), Wyoming (2009)
Dietetic Internship: Houston (2010)
Grad: Florida (2012)
Office Number: 217-300-0405
E-mail: cburkart@illinois.edu

 

Physicians

Dr. Robert Gurtler MD
Head Team physician
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joined Illinois:
1984
Residency: Kansas School of Medicine
Fellowship: Pennsylvania
E-mail: gurtler@illinois.edu

Dr. Robert Bane MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Joined Illinois: 2000
Residency: Wisconsin
Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute
E-mail: rbane@illinois.edu

Dr. Jeremy Henrichs MD
Family Practice and Sports Medicine
Joined Illinois:
2013
Residency: Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, S.C.
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh
E-mail: jhenri2@illinois.edu

Dr. Amy MacDougall MD
Family Practice and Sports Medicine
Joined Illinois:
2011
Residency: Carle Foundation Hospital
Fellowship: University of Colorado
E-mail: amymac@illinois.edu

Dr. Jerrad Zimmerman MD
Family Practice & Sports Medicine
Joined Illinois:
2004
Residency: Louisville
Fellowship: Sports Medicine Institute
E-mail: jerradzi@illinois.edu

HEADLINES