Winthrop Sports Medicine Program awards college scholarships

The Garden City award went to Bridget Bingham - Athletic trainer, Chris Napoli

The Garden City award went to Bridget Bingham – Athletic trainer, Chris Napoli

For the past three years, Winthrop- University Hospital’s Sports Medicine Program has provided athletic trainers for local high school sport teams. Winthrop has partnered with seven high schools including Garden City, Plainview, South Side in Rockville Centre, East Meadow, Clarke in East Meadow, MacArthur and Division Avenue in Levittown.

“Throughout this partnership, we have met many of the hard-working, dedicated athletes and wanted to honor their achievements with a scholarship opportunity,” said Stephen Wirth, PT, Administrative Director of Sports Medicine at Winthrop.

Senior students from the partnering high schools who were applying to a college program in healthcare or a related field and had a GPA of 3.0 or higher were eligible. As part of the application process, students were asked to submit an essay supporting why they should be selected and explaining how athletics has been a part of their goals for future contributions in healthcare. All applications were reviewed by the Winthrop Sports Medicine Committee. One student from each of the partnering high schools was then selected to receive a $500 scholarship.

The winner for Plainview-Old Bethpage was Madalyn Fernbach, a senior Soccer athlete. Madalyn will be attending Stonehill College this fall majoring in Neuroscience and Biology Pre-Med. The winner from Garden City was Bridget Bingham, a Senior Field Hockey and Lacrosse athlete attending Georgetown University this fall majoring in Biology. Additional winners include: Sarah Buckley (Southside in Rockville Centre), Paul Chavez (East Meadow), Binita Shah (Clarke in East Meadow), Greg Baumstein (MacArthur in Levittown), and Jacquelyn McCreory (Division Avenue in Levittown).

“We congratulate all the scholarship recipients and are looking forward to next year’s applications,” said Mr. Wirth.

To learn more about the athletic training program and future scholarship opportunities, please call Winthrop Sports Medicine at (516) 663-1054.

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