UCAHNRA Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional teaching and research involvement in the field of preventing sudden death in sport beyond graduation from UConn.



Susan Yeargin, Ph.D., ATC ’07 (CAHNR)

Susan Yeargin is an Associate Professor of Athletic Training at the University of South Carolina. She currently serves on the NATA’s Research Committee. She was a task force member and author of the Pre-Season Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines for Secondary School Athletics and a co-author of the NATA Position Statement update on Exertional Heat Illnesses. Susan serves on the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical Advisory Board. She has 15 years of experience conducting research, over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and over 20 professional presentations at the local, national, and international level on exertional heat illnesses, thermoregulation and hydration behaviors.