Athletic Training Students Return to Boston Marathon

Athletic Training Students Return to Boston Marathon

April 15, 2015

For the third year in a row, Lasell Athletic Training students will volunteer at the finish line of the Boston Marathon assisting runners with medical needs and helping them in the medical tent.

Three athletic training students were selected by the Boston Athletic Association as volunteers at this year's marathon on April 20. Faculty member Dominique Ross, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Coordinator of Clinical Education, will accompany the students.

According to Ross, the student assignments include the wheelchair sweep team, which assists injured or exhausted runners after they cross the finish line, and medical tent volunteer, a role in which the students will support the nurses, doctors and athletic trainers working in the medical tents.

"The students are excited to again have this real-world experience and to practice what they have learned here at Lasell. It's a wonderful event and we are proud to represent the College," she said.

The students will leave campus early in the morning, returning late in the day after every runner has crossed the finish line. Lasell students first volunteered during the 2013 Boston Marathon.