Fitz named to SU sports medicine post

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

SHIPPENSBURG — Greencastle native Becky Fitz has been named Shippensburg University’s associate director of sports medicine after the completion of a national search. Fitz was the acting associate director of sports medicine for the last six months and has worked at SU for seven of the last eight years in various roles with the department of sports medicine.

Fitz is a board-certified athletic trainer with a license in Pennsylvania and a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). She is also a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

At Shippensburg, she will continue to provide injury prevention, emergency care and treatment to student-athletes in addition to developing rehabilitation protocol. Fitz has also held additional responsibilities in the sports medicine department — helping to administer physicals, providing medical coverage for summer athletic camps and assisting with the drug testing of student-athletes.

Fitz boasts significant experience in the field of sports medicine. She was a graduate assistant at Shippensburg for two years (2004-05 and 2005-06) before working as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor at Catawba College for the 2006-07 academic year.

At Catawba, Fitz served as the certified athletic trainer for the volleyball and baseball teams and was an approved clinical instructor in the Athletic Training Education Program. In addition to her athletic training responsibilities, she also taught a nutrition class in the physical education department.

Fitz returned to Shippensburg in the fall of 2007 as the assistant director of sports medicine, a role she held until being appointed to the associate director position in March.

Outside of the sports medicine department, Fitz has served as an advisor to Tau Kappa, a service sorority for female student-athletes at SU. Fitz has also been active in campus initiatives such as National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the Pink Zone campaign toward breast cancer awareness. Her dedication to the Shippensburg University athletics department was recognized last April when she received the 2010-11 Raider of the Year award.

Fitz, a native of Greencastle, earned a bachelor of science degree in athletic training in 2004 from East Stroudsburg, where she was a two-time captain of the Warrior track and field team and was an active member of the athletic training club. She completed her graduate work at Shippensburg in 2006 with a Master of Science degree in psychology.