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Athletic training students win regional quiz bowl

By Jenna Johnson | May 17, 2021
(From left) Megan O’Dell, Devynn Galloway and Lauren Holliday make up Charleston Southern’s quiz bowl team. They earned first place in the 2021 Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Quiz Bowl as well as the SCATA Quiz Bowl. Note: each student is fully vaccinated in this photo. Photo provided

Students from Charleston Southern University’s athletic training program earned a first-place win in the 2021 Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (District 3) Quiz Bowl on Friday, May 14. Students Devynn Galloway, Lauren Holliday and Megan O’Dell represented Charleston Southern and beat out teams from Towson University (Maryland), Western Carolina University (North Carolina), University of Lynchburg (Virginia) and Marshall University (West Virginia). 

Dr. Brian Smith, director of the athletic training program, said this is the first time that our students have won at the district level in the annual quiz bowl competition. 

“I humbly believe that this speaks more to the caliber of students in our program along with the faculty,” he said of the team’s district win.

CSU won the 2021 SCATA Quiz Bowl this spring against representatives from University of South Carolina, Limestone and Winthrop. CSU’s team will now go on to compete in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Quiz Bowl in June where they will fight for the championship along with nine other district teams in the United States.

CSU’s program is available as a traditional master’s degree and in a 3+2 structure, which allows students to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The master’s program was the first in South Carolina.

Learn more about the athletic training program at

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