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Dawn Schleiden Promoted to Associate Athletic Trainer

Aug. 1, 2001

EASTON, Pa. ( - After spending six years as an assistant athletic trainer at Lafayette College, Dawn Schleiden has been promoted to associate athletic trainer.

Schleiden joined the Lafayette staff in 1995 and has provided prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation for the student-athletes in several sports. Her primary responsibilities included working closely with men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Schleiden assumes the new position under Matt Bayly, who was recently named head athletic trainer.

"Dawn's capabilities and insights have become a strong asset to Lafayette Sports Medicine over the past six years," said Bayly. "In her new capacity as Associate Athletic Trainer, one of her primary responsibilities will be serving as our Rehabilitation Coordinator for all 23 athletic teams."

Since joining the Leopards' staff, Schleiden has been responsible for coordinating the instruction and supervision of a staff of student athletic trainers and interns. She has also provided instruction concerning proper nutrition to student-athletes and coaches. Schleiden has served as a clinical instructor, training a new group of student interns from East Stroudsburg University each year. She has been in charge of the certification of the Lafayette coaching staff in CPR/AED and First Aid.

On campus, Schleiden serves as a sexual assault coordinator and educator. In 1999-2000, she volunteered her time to St. Luke's Emergency/Trauma center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Before joining Lafayette, Schleiden was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Bloomsburg University from 1993-1995. She earned a master of science degree in exercise science and Adult Fitness from Bloomsburg in 1995, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Millersville in 1992.

Schleiden has maintained responsibilities outside the college including serving as a staff athletic trainer for Lehigh Valley Professional Sports Clubs, Inc., in 1999. She provided injury evaluations and medical referrals for the Black Diamonds Baseball team and the Lehigh Valley Steam.

In 1999, she was certified as a CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor through the American Red Cross, and served on the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer's Society Executive Board of Directors as Treasurer. In the same year, Schleiden earned certification as a personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise. She is also currently a member of the Lafayette Athletic Department's Gender Equity Committee.