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Taylor Kuehl is in her second year serving as the Athletic Trainer at Ritenour High School. She started her career in 2018 through Athleticare Sports Health Foundation, who partners with local high schools in the St. Louis area.
Taylor was a graduate of Watertown High School in Watertown, Wisconsin where she played volleyball, basketball, softball, and was an active member in the 4-H showing horses. She was an All-Conference selection multiple times and made two state appearances before continuing her volleyball career at Carroll University.
Sports have always been a big part of Taylor’s life, and she went through a major shoulder injury during her college career. Because of her love for sports and time spent with the athletic trainers recovering from her own injury, Taylor decided she wanted to be able to help future athletes with their injuries and perform to the best of their abilities.
Taylor completed her undergrad at Carroll University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with a secondary major in Exercise Science. During her time in the athletic training program, Taylor did multiple rotations in the high school and collegiate settings, including an internship at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Performance with the goal of getting more involved with the strength and conditioning programs at the school.
During her first year at Ritenour High School, Taylor found it important to get involved with the students outside of sports and developed a Sports Medicine Club. Within the club, Taylor works with the students involved to teach them basic skills and get them hands on experience in the athletic training facility. As part of the club, the students shadow and assist Taylor during practices and games to get a better understanding of what the sports medicine staff does on a daily basis.
There will be a meeting immediately after school for Sports Medicine Club next Thursday, 9/5/19, immediately after school location TBA. The purpose of the Sports Medicine Club at Ritenour High School is to provide the students a shadowing opportunity to learn more about the role of an athletic trainer in the secondary school setting. During