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As a long distance runner, senior Patrick Bierach races in all three competition seasons including cross country and indoor and outdoor track. Runners often have less than a week of rest between seasons.

Distance runners battle with three-season strain

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Unlike most athletes, long-distance runners often participate in three separate competition seasons throughout the academic year: cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. This rigorous schedule — usually with no more than a week off between racing periods — comes with a great responsibility to manage not only time and academics, but also stress and injury prevention.
The Ithaca College gymnastics team ranked fourth out of 84 teams in the WCGA academic rankings. The team achieved its highest ranking in school history.

Gymnasts earn national recognition for accomplishments off the mat

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer September 6, 2023
During the 2023 season, the Ithaca College gymnastics team found great success, placing sixth at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association championships, which made it their fourth consecutive year finishing in the top six. 
Junior Erin Copozzi, and seniors Shannon Grage and Justinian Michaels started Barracks Bracelets to remember their friend Jase Barrack, who unexpectedly died last spring. They sell keychains and bracelets to raise money in his honor.

Barrack’s Bracelets organization honors deceased athlete

By Arla Davis, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
Junior Erin Copozzi, and seniors Shannon Grage and Justinian Michaels started Barrack's Bracelets to honor Jase Barrack, who died last spring.
Senior defender Justinian Michaels celebrates with his team after scoring the first goal of the game against New York University on Aug. 30. Michaels spoke at the ceremony before the game honoring Jase Barrack, a club soccer player who died suddenly in May.

Men’s soccer dominates in game dedicated to club soccer player

By Emily Adams, Sports Editor September 1, 2019
The Ithaca College men's soccer team honored Jase Barrack, a club soccer player who died suddenly in May, during their game against NYU on Aug. 30.
Paul Geisler, associate professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, helped organize the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association’s Educators Conference this past January.

Q&A: Professor helps organize new athletic training conference

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor February 21, 2018
Opinion Editor Meaghan McElroy spoke to Geisler about the conference, how it improves his teaching and what his hopes are for the future.
Junior Michael Caruso helps junior Sam Brown after the womens tennis match against the University of Rochester on April 4 in the Glazer Arena. Caruso is one of 26 athletes who is also an athletic training major.

Athletes find their stride in therapeutic majors

By Jeb Biggart, Staff Writer April 5, 2017
After suffering injuries themselves, athletes look towards health related fields as their future career paths in AT, OT, and PT.
Senior Meaghan Goodheart puts a brace on sophomore wrestler Matt Booth’s knee Dec. 8 in the athletic training room at Hill Center.

Athletic training majors serve Bomber sports teams

By Tom Garris, Contributing Writer December 10, 2014
Athletic training majors serve the college's sports teams and gain professional experience on the field and in the clinic.
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