This session covers the sideline evaluation of a concussion, management of concussion on the sideline. criteria for return-to-play, and the role of a concussion “spotter.”
Entering her 23rd year serving as head athletic trainer at Augsburg in 2020-21, Missy Strauch (North Dakota State '89) has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most respected sports medicine professionals in the MIAC. Strauch serves the Augsburg football, men's hockey, and baseball teams, in addition to supervising the sports medicine program for all 21 Augsburg varsity athletic teams.
In 2016, Strauch received the Fred Zamberletti Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Federation at the ninth annual Minnesota Football Awards, honoring her outstanding service to the Augsburg athletic community. Before earning the Fred Zamberletti Award, Strauch received a 25-year award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) in 2014, and was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award by Augsburg in 2015. In addition, she has served as the president of the Minnesota Athletic Trainers Association.
Outside of Augsburg, Strauch has worked with the National Football League and the Big Ten conference, serving as an independent concussion spotter. Missy has also provided athletic training services for the Special Olympics, the 1992 cycling Olympic Trials and the Paralympic games in Atlanta in 1996.
Strauch earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from North Dakota State and her master's degree in human performance from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1994.
Prior to coming to Augsburg, Strauch served as an athletic trainer at Orono HS (Long Lake, Minn., 1989-92), Augustana College (Ill., 1994-97) and at the University of Minnesota (1997-98). Strauch is actively involved with the MIAC and the College Athletic Trainers' Society.
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