CARROLLTON, Texas – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recently announced members of the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM), with Georgia College Head Athletic Trainer Paul Higgs serving as the NCAA Division II Representative for Region 2.
“I am excited and honored to be a part of this council,” said Higgs. “It is truly representative of all levels of intercollegiate athletics and will be a valuable resource for our peers around the country as well as a genuine collaborative effort between the NATA and the various intercollegiate national governing bodies working together to enhance the health and safety of our student-athletes.”
Higgs is one of four Region Representatives that will work with DII Committee Chair Mark Stoessner of Grand Valley State University to represent the Division II level.
ICSM will bridge the gap between the different groups within collegiate athletics, forming a broad, ongoing conversation for athletic trainers from all backgrounds, including NCAA Divisions I, II and III, and NJCAA/NAIA. ICSM's unique composition was specifically designed to encourage collaboration between all levels and conferences within collegiate sports.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.