Carolyn is the Director of Sports Medicine at Brigham Young University and the team athletic trainer for BYU women’s soccer. She is also an instructor in the Exercise Science Department. As a trainer at the Division 1 college level, she is extremely concerned about the current trends within our youth sports system that are leading to a large increase in the number of college athletes that are entering their college career with a history of major life-altering injuries that have long-term negative effects. The percentage of athletes that are not receiving clearance to play in college due to these injuries has increased dramatically over the past five years. As a managing partner of Sport Ready, she will provide the education and direction needed to help protect young athletes so that they can compete without unnecessary injury.
Carolyn serves on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainer’s Association Awards Committee and was an athletic trainer for the Olympics in 2002 covering Men’s and Women’s Hockey. She has also been a NATA Board of Certification Exam Site Examiner/Model; April 1996, April 1997, June 1999, June 2000, June 2001.
Education and Training
Carolyn graduated from BYU in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. That same year she was awarded Athletic Training Student of the Year. She continued her education at BYU where she earned a Master’s Degree in 1995 and was honored Valedictorian of her class. She was named Clinical Instructor of the Year in 2008 and awarded the Cougar Paw in 2010 and 2017. She is a member of the Utah Athletic Trainers Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association, the National Athletic Trainers Association and a member of the National Association for EMTS. She is also a member and instructor for the American Red Cross.
Carolyn has an interest in contributing to our understanding of the medical care of our athletes and has published numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations.
Carolyn resides in Provo, Utah, and is a native of Portland, Oregon. She loves being active outdoors and participating in all sports. She received a scholarship to play college basketball, but her career was cut short due to a car accident. She enjoys riding a motorcycle, golfing, water and snow skiing and she is an avid pin collector and trader.