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    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

    Contact

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