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Sports Medicine Team
   

The Purdue University Sports Medicine Team provides medical care for varsity athletics, intramural and club sports, the general student body, and other members of the Purdue community. The athletic training staff provides quality health care services through the physical therapy clinic in the Student Health Center (PUSH) and the athletic training facilities in Mackey Arena and the Recreational Sports Center.

 
Faculty
   
Doug Boersma

Scott Lawrance, DHSc, LAT, ATC, MSPT, CSCS
Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Athletic Training Education
slawranc@purdue.edu

Dr. Scott Lawrance joined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty in 2016 with the academic rank of Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr. Lawrance has practiced as an athletic trainer in a variety of settings, including high school, college, and in the clinic with areas of specialty in knee and spine rehabilitation and sports performance. He has served professionally as President of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association, Division IV Representative to the NATA State Association Advisory Committee, as athletic training liaison to the Indiana State Medical Association Commission on Sports Medicine, a Board of Certification Home Study Reviewer and Examiner, and as a CAATE Site Visitor. Currently, he also serves as President of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association.

A native of North Webster, IN., Dr. Lawrance received his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education and Athletic Training from Butler University, a Master's degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety from Middle Tennessee State University, and Master's in Physical Therapy and Doctor of Health Science degrees from the University of Indianapolis.

   

Jennifer Popp, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Clinical Assistant Professor
popp12@purdue.edu

Dr. Jennifer Popp joined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty in 2017 with the academic rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Popp has practiced as an athletic trainer in the collegiate for 11 years providing services to a variety of athletic teams before moving into a full-time academic position. Dr. Popp’s academic expertise lie in the areas of injury assessment, therapeutic interventions, and acute care, where she has both clinical and teaching experience. She has served professionally as the College Representative to the Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Committee member, manuscript reviewer for multiple professional journals, and as a CAATE Site Visitor.

A native of Harvard, IL., Dr. Popp received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Western Illinois University, a Master’s degree in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and a Doctorate in Education degree from Ball State University.

   
Alice Wilcoxson

Alice Wilcoxson, Ph.D., LAT, PT, ATC, PT
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Education Coordinator
awilcoxson@purdue.edu

Dr. Alice Wilcoxson rejoined the Purdue Athletic Training faculty and staff in August 2004 in a split appointment with intercollegiate athletics and the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Her primary responsibilities in athletics includes providing athletic training services in Mackey Arena and clinical instruction for students in the athletic training education program. Academically, she teaches several courses and oversees the clinical education component of the athletic training education program.

Dr. Wilcoxson served in a variety of roles within Purdue’s Intercollegiate Athletics, the Student Health Center Physical Therapy Department, and the Recreational Sports Center Athletic Training Room from 1992 – 2000. She left Purdue from 2000- 2004, to serve as the Program Director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Eastern Kentucky University.

A native of Albany, KY., Alice earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education / Athletic Training at Eastern Kentucky University, her Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis, and her Ph.D. from Purdue.

   
Larry Leverenz

Larry Leverenz, Ph.D., AT
Professor Emeritus of Health and Kinesiology
llevere@purdue.edu

Dr. Larry Leverenz joined the Purdue staff in 1991 and served as the Curriculum Director for 26 years, retiring from full-time teaching in 2017.

Dr. Leverenz currently is a Professor Emeritus and still actively contributes to the athletic training program. He has served professionally as a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Education Council and as president of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Currently, he is the President of the World Federation of Athletic Training/Therapy.

Dr. Leverenz previously worked as assistant athletic trainer at the University of Iowa. Before that, he was the athletic training curriculum director/assistant athletic trainer at Western Illinois for seven years, athletic trainer at Macomb (Ill.) High School for five years and assistant athletic trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy for three years. He served as athletic trainer for the Purdue Men's Basketball team from 1993-2006.

A native of Fithian, Ill., Dr. Leverenz received a B.S. in physical education and biology from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, an M.S. in physical education from Western Illinois and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.

   
Virginia Zinsmeister, Ph.D.
Continuing Lecturer
 
Team Physicians
   
Greg Rowdon

Greg Rowdon, MD
Medical Director, Head Team Physician
growdon@purdue.edu

Dr. Greg Rowdon joined the Purdue sports medicine staff as team physician and program medical director in June 2005. He served in a similar position with the Boilermakers during the 1999-2000 school year.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Dr. Rowdon served as director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Indianapolis at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. He is an Associate Clinical Professor within the Department of Medicine at Indiana University Medical Center involved with teaching sports medicine physician trainees.

Dr. Rowdon has held positions on the medical staff of the National Institute for Fitness and Sports, National Football League Draft Physicals, Nike All American Academic Basketball Camp and the RCA Professional Tennis Tournament. He has served as the team physician for Cardinal Ritter and Speedway High Schools, multiple IHSAA State Championships, IUPUI, and the Indiana Firebirds Professional Arena Football team.

Dr. Rowdon has been affiliated with the Sports Medicine CAQ Examination Committee, National Federation of High Schools Sports Advisory Committee, American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and he has served as chair of the Indiana State Medical Society Sports Medicine Commission and still remains an active member of the Commission.

Dr. Rowdon, a native of Decatur, Ind., received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering/biomedical engineering from Purdue and his medical degree from the University of Kansas.

Preceptors  
 

Doug Boersma
Associate Athletics Director, Director of Sports Medicine

Ryan Collins
Associate Athletic Trainer

Casey Kohr
Associate Athletic Trainer

Jessica Lipsett
Associate Athletic Trainer

Chad Young
Associate Athletic Trainer

Christian Floirendo
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Adam Leech
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stephanie Leech
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ryan Leuken
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Stephanie Medina
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Gina Morelli
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Whitney Queen
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Alex Sawyer
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Corey Smith
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ryanne Paige
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kaitlin Posey
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Megan Warren
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jeff Stein
Director of PUSH Physical Therapy

Amanda Young
Physical Therapist

Alayne Sundstrom, DO
Team Physician, Purdue University Intercollegiate Athletics

Dale Snead, MD
Team Orthopedic Consultant

Rodney Benner, MD
Team Orthopedic Consultant

K. Donald Shelbourne, MD
Team Orthopedic Consultant

David Porter, MD
Team Orthopedic Consultant

Ashley Anderson
McCutcheon HS

Jeffrey Clevenger
Lafayette Jefferson HS

Mark Elizondo
Wabash College

Isaac Hook
North Montgomery HS

Erin O’Connor
Wabash College

Gusta Owens
West Lafayette Junior High/HS

Thomas Rangle
William Henry Harrison HS

Sarah Wardell
McCutcheon HS

Shelby Welsh
Lafayette Jefferson HS

Lauren Vincent
Wabash College

Marion Vruggink
West Lafayette Junior High/HS