Athletic Training Students Win SWATA Student Quiz Bowl

Four UT athletic training students with their trophy for SWATA quiz bowl
Ralph Alvarez, Erin Backus, Ronald Ramon, and Tushar Patel 

Kinesiology and Health Education Athletic Training students have won the District 6 / Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) Student Quiz Bowl. Students Ralph Alvarez, Tushar Patel, Ronald Ramon and Erin Backus (team alternate) participated in the tournament on January 26th. They defeated 11 other teams, including those from graduate Athletic Training programs.

The team will represent District 6 (Texas and Arkansas) at the national quiz bowl at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Symposia in New Orleans this June. This is the second time The University of Texas at Austin has won the district competition in the past five years. UT Austin’s team has never placed lower than 3rd in the past.