The Little Rock School District and Arkansas Children’s Hospital are partnering to place an athletic trainer every public high school in the city. Officials say the goal of the agreement is to have adequate medical for all high school athletes.
Parkview basketball player, Morgan Brady, who will be a junior this school year, welcomes the news. In previous years, she says, her team did not get much attention.
Arkansas Children's Hospital is partnering with the Little Rock School District to place a hospital athletic trainer in all five of the district's public high schools.
Hospital and district staff announced the initiative Wednesday, but trainers have been on campus since July 1. The trainers from the hospital's Sports Medicine program will be stationed at the high schools in the afternoons through the end of athletic practices, but will also work with the middle school athletic teams.
The University of Arkansas has announced nine new inductees into the UA Sports Hall of Fame.
The list includes former Razorback football players Steve Korte, Kendall Trainor and Lynn Garner, men's basketball star Derek Hood and baseball standout Mike Loggins. Also selected are divers Ron Meyer and Robin Ford, women's track and field All-American Deedee Brown-Campbell and men's track and field All-American and NCAA Champion Niall Bruton.