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CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia athletic trainer Terry Grindstaff has been selected as a recipient of the New Horizon Award, given by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the organization recently announced.

Grindstaff, who works with UVa’s women’s rowing and wrestling programs in addition to assisting the cheerleading and dance teams, was presented with the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the APTA’s Annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM).

The New Horizon Award is given in recognition of a member of the Sports Physical Therapy Section within their first seven years of practice. Among the requirements is that the award recipient demonstrate commitment to clinical expertise, talents in writing and research, and commitment as a mentor or role model within the field.

Grindstaff received his bachelor of arts in sports medicine from Dakota Wesleyan University in South Dakota in 1999 and his master of science in health and physical education in 2001. He received a doctorate in physical therapy from Belmont University in 2004 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Curry School of Education.

The 2007 women’s rowing team captured the NCAA Varsity Four championship and has won eight-straight ACC Championships. The Virginia wrestling team (18-5, 3-2 ACC), meanwhile, heads to the ACC Championships on Saturday, March 8, in College Park, Md.

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