Assistant Athletic Trainer Moves to Division I

Assistant Athletic Trainer Moves to Division I

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Student Assistant

MACON, Ga. – Georgia College assistant athletic trainer, Evan Cherone, has taken a position at Mercer University, moving to a Division I athletic program.

Cherone spent three years in Milledgeville after spending a year at St. Andrews University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oskosh before completing a master's program at the University of Kansas-Lawrence.

"She and I balanced each other out well with experience and personality, and that made our work here more affective in taking care of our athletes," head athletic trainer Paul Higgs said. "We both agree that we were investing in the student through healthcare in their athletic careers that would help them in their lives outside of their athletic careers."

During her time working for the Bobcats, she covered the women's soccer team. She not only helped the athletes' injuries but also focused on their well-being off the field.

"She was very close with our athletes, but she kept the relationship professional," Higgs said. "She was their friend but not their best friend. Her focus wasn't just to win the next game and get this player back on the field."

Cherone stood out because of her determination to invest in the athletes coming into the training room and to learn all she could from the rest of the athletic training staff.

Bobcat Nation would like to congratulate Cherone on her success.

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