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Mission

The University of Arkansas Sports Medicine staff is committed to provide each Razorback student-athlete with state-of-the-art medical care.  The goal of our sports medicine program is to assist every athlete in staying healthy and injury free.  The athletic training staff, in conjunction with our team physicians, will coordinate the delivery of professional and comprehensive preventative, treatment, rehabilitation, and counseling services.  There are specific guidelines the Athletic Department, team physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes follow to comply with NCAA, SEC and University rules and regulations.

Staff

NAMETITLESPORT(S)PHONEEMAIL
Tricia MatysakAssociate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine479-575-4809tmatysak@uark.edu
Dave PolanskiAssociate Director of Sports MedicineFootball 479-575-2586polanski@uark.edu
Matt TownsendHead Athletic TrainerMen’s Basketball/Men’s Golf479-200-3432mt045@uark.edu
Simone RushHead Athletic TrainerWomen’s Basketball/Golf479-966-7109sr080@uark.edu
Katelin WollnerAssociate Athletic TrainerVolleyball479-236-8364kwollner@uark.edu
Deanna PrenticeAssociate Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track & Field678-357-0423deannap@uark.edu
Anthony AlanizAssociate Athletic TrainerWomen’s Cross Country/Track & Field307-254-0318aa174@uark.edu
Dawn DidierAssociate Athletic TrainerSoccer479-575-5150ddidier@uark.edu
Tamaria HibblerAssociate Athletic TrainerFootball479-445-4439thibbler@uark.edu
Jon MeliaAssociate Athletic TrainerFootball479-313-2422jtmelia@uark.edu
Corey WoodAssociate Athletic TrainerBaseballclw028@uark.edu
Kaitlyn HocuttAssistant Athletic TrainerMen’s and Women’s Tennis/Spirit Squads479-236-8364kmhocutt@uark.edu
Andrew KreisAssociate Athletic TrainerSoftball479-575-5150amkreis@uark.edu
Jenna AlloccoAssociate Athletic TrainerGymnasticsjallocco@uark.edu
Destinee ColeAssistant Athletic TrainerSwimming & Divingdc052@uark.edu
Chris CooverGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerFootballcoover@uark.edu
Samantha StarlingGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerFootballsrstarli@uark.edu
Hailey ChufarGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerSwimming & Divinghchufar@uark.edu
Joey CarrollGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerMen’s Tennis/Spirit Squadsjdc072@uark.edu
Kylie GaineyGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track & Fieldkgainey@uark.edu

Facilities

Athletic teams will receive care from the sports medicine staff in the athletic training rooms located in the Fred W. Smith Football Center, Barnhill Arena, Basketball Performance Center, Frank O’Mara Track and Field High Performance Center, and J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center. There are also designated satellite athletic training rooms available pre- and post-practice and during competition. Each main athletic training room provides services the following teams:

  • Barnhill Arena Athletic Training Room
    Soccer
    Gymnastics
    Softball
    Swimming and Diving
    Volleyball
  • Frank O’Mara Track and Field High Performance Center
    Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
    Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
  • Fred W. Smith Football Athletic Training Room
    Football
  • Basketball Performance Center Athletic Training Room
    Tennis
    Men’s & Women’s Basketball
    Men’s & Women’s Golf
    Spirit Squads
  • J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center
    Baseball