Name: Beth WardNickname: B Ward, Queen B Alma Mater: Greensboro College and West Chester University of PA Most Important Thing in Your Bag: IASTM Multi Tool Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Athletic Training For You: *Shakes Head/Palm to face* How did we get here? What’s your current gig?: Assistant Athletic Trainer at UMass Lowell What’s a Day in the life like?: Up early, workout, pre practice, practice, post practice treatment/rehabs, pre practice, practice, post practice treatments, home What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked?: Temperature checks was a new gig this past year early in the pandemic but working collegiate women’s gymnastics will prepare you for anything. What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?: Mask wearing, symptom checker monitoring, testing ALL THE TIME, shutdowns mid-season, working multiple sports all at once because they were all in season this past spring, PODS, progression from PODS into full squad, indoor vs outdoor mandates, CDC readings, the list goes on. Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT: Best advice I can give: if you do not LOVE being an ATC, do anything else. When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?: Running, reading, my lake house, or outside anywhere.