Beisner is the fourth Buckeye athletic trainer to receive the award
COLUMBUS, Ohio Angie Beisner, an athletic trainer in her 10th season at Ohio State, has been named 2009 Athletic Trainer of the Year for the Ohio Athletic Trainer Association. Beisner will be honored at the OATA Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Kings Island Resort. 

Three Ohio State athletic trainers have previously received the Athletic Trainer of the Year award: Vince O’Brien (2002), Bill Davis (1990) and Billy Hill (1987).

Beisner works primarily with men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s tennis. She supervises the Biggs Athletic Training room which also provides care for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and softball.

Upon graduation from Ohio State, Beisner pursued a graduate assistant athletic training position at Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a master’s degree in secondary education with a specialization in allied health science. She worked primarily with football and women’s basketball.

From there, Beisner pursued her professional career at Oklahoma State University as an assistant coordinator of sports until August 1999 where she taught physical education basic athletic training. At Oklahoma State Beisner worked with football, women’s basketball and golf.

In 1999, Beisner returned to Ohio State, working with men’s and women’s volleyball and track field and supervised the St. John Arena athletic training room before moving to her current position.

Beisner has done numerous professional presentations, with her two latest on “New Approaches to Low Back Injury Prevention.” She currently teaches lower extremity evaluation and organization/administration courses in the undergraduate curriculum program.

Beisner is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association. She is also sub-committee chair of the OATA student athletic trainer’s committee.