Colleen Wildenhain joined the Sweet Briar College athletic department as head athletic trainer in the summer of 2011.
Wildenhain brings with her a wealth of Division III experience. As an undergraduate student at Lynchburg College, Wildenhain worked closely with the Hornets' women’s lacrosse, softball, field hockey and cross-country teams. She gained clinical experience through a range of educational requirements including clinical observations with Lynchburg Family Medicine, Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia and Lynchburg College Athletics.
As part of graduate degree requirements, Wildenhain served one year as the Head Athletic Trainer at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa. The Sweet Briar position is Wildenhain's first appointment as a head athletic trainer for a collegiate athletic department.
Wildenhain has received several academic and research honors in the field of athletic training, including being inducted into Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Education Honor Society), Phi Epsilon Kappa (National Professional Healthcare Honor Society) and Phi Eta Sigma (American Freshman Honor Society). Wildenhain's Master Thesis is entitled: The Effect of Re-Warming on Functional Agility in Collegiate Athletes After Cryotherapy Treatment.