Didier promoted to soccer and softball athletic trainer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Dawn Didier has been promoted to the position of athletic trainer for the University of Arkansas’ soccer and softball teams it was announced today.

Didier is in the midst of her fifth year as a full-time member of Arkansas’ athletic training staff. She moves from an assistant football athletic trainer position to the primary athletic trainer for both the soccer and softball teams.

"We are excited to promote Dawn to this newly created position," Coordinator of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Joe Sheehan said. "Dawn’s experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to our student-athletes with these sports, and her presence in this new position will significantly strengthen our overall athletic training program."

As assistant athletic trainer, the Baton Rouge, La., native is responsible for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of UA’s student-athletes. She also assists in the day-to-day operations of the athletic training room, coordination of the athletic training graduate assistant and students for her sports.

In addition, Didier serves as an ACI and the liaison between the athletic training room and the entry-level master’s athletic training education program. She worked two years as an intern for Dean Weber before becoming full-time on May 1, 2004.

At Robert E. Lee High School, Didier was valedictorian and lettered in volleyball, basketball and softball. She continued her collegiate basketball career at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette before transferring to LSU in 1996 and pursuing athletic training in 1998.

Didier graduated from LSU with her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2000 and earned her master’s degree in kinesiology in 2002.