graduates from BSU
Brittany Brillon, daughter of Eileen (Kent) Holden of Salmon, Idaho and Nick (Melinda) Brillon of Cottonwood, Idaho and Granddaughter of Vivia Enneking of Cottonwood Idaho, Joe Enneking of Boise, Idaho and Donna and Arkley Demick of Orofino, Idaho, graduated May 18thfrom Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with Magna Cum Laude honors.
Brittany went through a very intensive selection process to be one of ten students accepted into the BSU athletic training program following her sophomore year and was only one of six to graduate in two years from that program. As part of the program she worked a variety of internships, including time with the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, Timberline High School, BSU Athletics such as: menís basketball, indoor track and field, tennis, volleyball and she also spent a year working with the BSU football team. While with the football team, she traveled with them to all their games including the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas. She also spent an extensive amount of time volunteering and providing first aid/CPR coverage at a variety of events and high school camps.
While in the program she was also chosen by her peers to serve as secretary for the BSU Student Athletic Trainers club, which hosted the Northwest Athletic Trainersí district conference this past spring in Boise. She will be attending the National Athletic Training Conference this June in Las Vegas.
During her finals week this past May, she received notification that she had passed the National Board of Certification Exam for Athletic Trainers, and with completion of her degree she is now a Certified Athletic Trainer. She has accepted an offer from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois in which she will spend the next two years working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for their football team, which played in the BCS Orange Bowl game this past season. As part of this position, she will pursue a Masters in Education in Kinesiology and Physical Education, and her tuition will be waived as well as receiving a monthly stipend for living expenses. Many family members and friends from Salmon, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Boise, Pierce and Cottonwood joined her on May 18th in Boise to celebrate her accomplishments and to wish her the best of luck on her next adventure.