University of Central Arkansas head athletic trainer David Strickland will be inducted into the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame on April 12.
Strickland, UCA’s head athletic trainer since 1998, will join the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Little Rock during the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association annual meeting and symposium.
Strickland was also recently invited to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., by the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Program to attend a two-week rotation with the Olympic athletes. While there, Strickland assisted the fulltime staff with medical care and sports coverage of the men’s and women’s rugby, track and field, rowing and BMX sports, as well as the U.S. Paralympic athletes.
Strickland had previously been invited to the Olympic Training Center in 2001 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and worked with taekwondo, judo and wrestling. In 2003, he was invited to work the "Titan Games," an international event in San Jose, Calif., working with taekwondo, wrestling and shot put.