AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS
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The ATOM Scholarship and Awards Committees' main objective is to honor exemplary Certified and Student Athletic Trainers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for their valued service and accomplishments. The committee helps recognize the extraordinary contributions to the profession by ATs. We would also like to encourage athletic training students by offering two scholarships to assist them in their pursuit or their degree. The first annual scholarship was awarded at the state meeting in January 2001 and today we offer a $1,500 scholarship.
Chrissy Landreth MSc, LAT, ATC
Chrissy Landreth is an athletic trainer at Harvard University—working primarily with women’s rugby, squash and sailing. Landreth joined the Harvard's sports medicine staff in 2017 after completing a year at Harvard as an Athletic Training Fellow.
She earned her Master of Sciences in Athletic Training at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs—serving as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado, for two years. While in Colorado she volunteered with Special Olympics Colorado as an athletic trainer and served on the Special Olympics Colorado Health and Wellness Committee and on the District 7 Young Professionals Committee.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Scholarship and Awards Committee after serving two years on the executive committee of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM) as Secretary.
A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, Landreth graduated from the University of Michigan with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2014.
Autumn Overhiser, MS, LAT, ATC
Autumn Overhiser is an athletic trainer at Wellesley College. Prior to joining Wellesley's staff, Autumn was an athletic training fellow at Harvard working with men's water polo and women's lacrosse. Autumn earned her Masters of Science in Athletic Training from University of Kentucky. While working on her Masters, she was a graduate assistant at Centre College. Her primary responsibilities at Centre College included women's volleyball, cross country, swim and dive, track and field, and men's lacrosse. Before starting her Masters, Autumn worked clinically at North Central College and Baptist Health Hospital as an outreach athletic trainer. Autumn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from North Central College in 2015.
Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer, MS, LAT, ATC
Victoria Van Alstine-Tauer is the head athletic trainer at Amherst Regional High School. She earned a Master's Degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith College while working as a teaching assistant fellow and graduate assistant athletic trainer, primarily with field hockey, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Victoria received her Bachelor of Science Degree in athletic training from Westfield State College. In her free time, she is an avid per diem athletic trainer and has worked at all the Five Colleges, a number of local high school and prep schools, and many sport-specific camps and events throughout the State.
Victoria is originally from Colorado and grew up playing soccer and running cross country. She enjoys exploring the trails in the mountains of Western Massachusetts where she currently resides.
Brenda LaRow, MS, LAT, ATC
Brenda LaRow currently is currently the clinical manager at an orthopedic practice. Brenda earned her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Bridgewater State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Studies from Russell Sage College. Brenda worked clinically as an athletic trainer at Becker College for nine years in Worcester, MA before transitioning to her current position. In addition to serving on the Scholarships and Awards Committee, Brenda also serves as the ATOM Member Representative since 2018 and also is a District I Team Member for AT Cares since 2018.