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Athletic Training Program Featured Scholarships

Lynn Bott Athletic Training Scholarship

This scholarship award was established by the alumni and friends of the Athletic Training program to honor Lynn Bott. Lynn was the Assistant Athletic Trainer starting in 1976 then the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Athletic Training Services at KU for 20 years. Lynn has served the profession of Athletic Training extensively at the state, district, and national levels. He was awarded the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS) Outstanding Service Award in 2000, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2005, was inducted into the KATS Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Mid America Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame and the KU Athletic Training Hall of Fame in 2009. Lynn is a native of Dighton, KS, and graduated with a BS from Emporia State University and master’s degree from the University of Arizona.

Scholarship Criteria:
This scholarship is presented to a senior majoring in Athletic Training that displays a commitment to the profession of Athletic Training.  

Brian W. Luinstra Athletic Training Award

This award established by Carolyn Kenney Luinstra, honors the memory of her husband, Brian W. Luinstra, 29. Brian was among the 10 men on the Oklahoma State University (OSU) airplane that went down on January 27, 2001. Brian is greatly missed by the OSU, Wichita State University (WSU), and KU athletic training staffs, and the NATA, of which he was a dedicated member. Brian was the Men’s Basketball Certified Athletic Trainer for OSU as well as an instructor in the Health and Human Performance Department from 1999 to 2001. Brian was raised in Augusta, KS. He received his BSE in 1994 from KU and his Master of Arts in 1996 from WSU. Brian remained at WSU as an assistant athletic trainer until moving to OSU. 

As a student at KU, Brian pursued his passion of athletic training. He was enthusiastic, dedicated, and a motivator of many a student-athletes and fellow students pursuing athletic training. He led by example, craved more information and researched diligently in order to pursue his ultimate goal of becoming a certified athletic trainer. With loving prayers, each year we bless and bestow this generous gift in honor of Brian W. Luinstra, MA, ATC/L.

Award Criteria 
This award is presented to a senior majoring in Athletic Training that has at least a “B” average and should pursue Brian’s ultimate goal of becoming a certified athletic trainer. 

F.C. “Phog” Allen Scholarship

Dr. Forrest C. “Phog” Allen was born in Jamesport, Missouri in 1885. At an early age, Forrest became increasingly interested in the injuries that sometimes befell his team of brothers and began trying to help them avoid such by preventative training methods or by devising methods of treatments for the injury incurred. Although remembered most for his basketball related accomplishments, Phog’s contributions to what is now known as Sports Medicine are quite remarkable. Just prior to his coaching tenure at Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, MO., he enrolled at the Kansas City School of Osteopathy in 1909 and became a Doctor of Osteopathy in 1912. He returned to KU in 1919 to resume the basketball coaching position which he had left in 1909.

Five years later, KU established a Division of Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics with Forrest as its Director. This allowed him to combine his passions for coaching, teaching and pursuing the art of healing. His goals of coaching had guided him into the medical field because he knew the physical rigors of sports and wanted to acquire the skills to repair his wounded warriors. In this regard, Forrest was the first doctor of “Sports Medicine."  In 1956, he opened a practice in osteopathy in downtown Lawrence. Athletes came from far and wide to access his skills and be entertained by his sense of humor, unique talent for story-telling and a great deal of advice about the elements of the good life. 

Scholarship Criteria
This scholarship is presented to an incoming junior and an incoming senior that display a similar passion for the health care of athletes.

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