May 16, 2012—Megan Postema of Crestwood was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.
Postema is a senior majoring in athletic training with a minor in psychology at North Central College. She is the daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth Postema and a graduate of Chicago Christian High School.
She has passed the Board of Certification, which is the credentialing body for athletic trainers, and achieved athletic training certification (ATC). Upon graduation in June, she will pursue employment as an athletic trainer physician extender with an orthopedic surgeon’s practice.
As a student she has served as president and vice president of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association Student Congress. She is one of two students from Illinois to serve on the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association Student Senate, and served as winter meeting co-coordinator for the student education program.
“The opportunities available for students in athletic training at North Central are plentiful,” she says. “Athletic training challenges students to become advocates for the profession and develop as leaders.”
Postema was a dean’s list scholar, an outside hitter with the College’s women’s volleyball team, served as a student-athlete mentor, was a Blue Key Honor Society inductee, and was inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society.
She has truly enjoyed her experience at North Central and wants to thank all those who helped her succeed especially her family, friends and the North Central athletic training faculty and staff.