Farmington Hills, MI (June 19, 2006)---Lorrie Johnsen, an employee of Botsford General Hospital, has been named the High School Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society.
Johnsen, a Walled Lake resident, completed her undergraduate work at Norwich University in Vermont and her graduate work at Syracuse University in New York, and received this award for her work at South Lyon High School.
Johnsen is a certified trainer and is employed at Botsford’s Total Rehabilitation and Athletic Conditioning Center (TRACC). TRACC outsources trainers to community schools that need athletic trainers. Johnsen has devoted 13 years to the South Lyon High School Athletic Department. TRACC is located at 39830 Grand River Avenue in Novi. The number to reach TRACC is (248) 473-5600.
“Lorrie has been very dedicated to the athletes, parents and administrators at South Lyon High School as well as the staff at TRACC,” comments Melissa Fowler, an athletic trainer coordinator at TRACC. “I couldn’t be happier that the athletic department at South Lyon nominated her for this award. She is very deserving.”
Upon receiving her award, Johnsen said, “I am very honored to receive this and am grateful to be able to help student athletes at the high school level perform to the best of their abilities.”
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