Colleen Wildenhain joined the Sweet Briar College athletic
department 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
Hornet’s 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.
During the spring 2013 semester, Wildenhain made her classroom
debut by teaching Theories of Athletic Training. The
previous summer, Wildenhain presented her Master Thesis at the
National Athletic Trainers Association 63rd Annual Meeting and
Clinical Symposia in St. Loius, Mo.
Wildenhain earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
from Lynchburg College and obtained a Master of Science degree in
Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania.
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
As a student-athlete, Wildenhain was a standout member of the
Lynchburg Hornet women’s soccer team. She was a member
of back-to-back ODAC champion soccer teams in 2007 and 2008.
During her career the Hornet soccer teams also participated in
three NCAA championship tournaments.