Lee Alum Receives TATS Award

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - by Eliza Souers, Lee University
Chelsea Hodges, winner of the TATS Backbone Award, assisting an injured player during a game
Chelsea Hodges, winner of the TATS Backbone Award, assisting an injured player during a game

Lee University alumna Chelsea Hodges (‘11) received the Tennessee Athletic Trainer’s Society Backbone Award during a virtual ceremony.

According to TATS, the Backbone Award is given to an individual who demonstrates a work ethic and personal sacrifice that allows those with supervisory responsibility to better meet their obligations. These personnel often go unrecognized and are awarded for their commitment and enthusiasm that exemplifies unselfish loyalty to their respective programs, staff, and athletes.

“I am a proud alum of Lee and love my job,” said Ms. Hodges. “Every day is something different for me, and I’ve made great connections with the coaches, staff, and athletes. I am very lucky and feel honored to receive this award.”

Ms. Hodges, a certified athletic trainer, currently works at STAR Physical Therapy for a high school in Franklin, Tn., and has been practicing for nine years in a high school setting.

Ms. Hodges graduated from Lee in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. While at Lee, she played soccer all four years and was a member of Epsilon Lambda Pi and Pi Kappa Pi.

She now lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Spring Hill, Tn.

For more information about TATS, visit tnata.org/.

For more information on Lee’s athletic training program, visit leeuniversity.edu/academics/education/hesse/pre-athletic-training/.

For more information on Lee’s Master’s in Athletic Training, visit leeuniversity.edu/academics/graduate/education/atep/.

 


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