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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.


Tricia MatysakAssociate Athletic Director of Sports
Dave PolanskiAssociate Director of Sports MedicineFootball
Matt TownsendHead Athletic TrainerMen’s Basketball/Men’s
Simone RushHead Athletic TrainerWomen’s Basketball/
Katelin WollnerAssociate Athletic
Deanna PrenticeAssociate Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track &
Anthony AlanizAssociate Athletic TrainerWomen’s Cross Country/Track &
Dawn DidierAssociate Athletic
Tamaria HibblerAssociate Athletic
Jon MeliaAssociate Athletic
Corey WoodAssociate Athletic
Kaitlyn HocuttAssistant Athletic TrainerMen’s and Women’s Tennis/Spirit
Andrew KreisAssociate Athletic
Jenna AlloccoAssociate Athletic
Destinee ColeAssistant Athletic TrainerSwimming &
Chris CooverGraduate Assistant Athletic
Samantha StarlingGraduate Assistant Athletic
Hailey ChufarGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerSwimming &
Joey CarrollGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerMen’s Tennis/Spirit
Kylie GaineyGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track &


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
    Swimming and Diving
  • 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
  • Basketball Performance Center Athletic Training Room
    Men’s & Women’s Basketball
    Men’s & Women’s Golf
    Spirit Squads
  • J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center