Athletic Training
Dawn Torkelson
Head Athletic Trainer (Baseball, Cheerleading)
James Anderson
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football, Tennis, Golf)
Nicole Clinton
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Cross Country, Men's Lacrosse, Basketball, Women's Volleyball)
Lydia Binder
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (Women's Soccer, Softball, Track & Field)
Kyle Klug
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Volleyball)
Derek Knight
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer (Women's Lacrosse)
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Dawn Torkelson

Dawn Torkelson

Head Athletic Trainer (Baseball, Cheerleading)

Phone (864) 436-1824

Dawn Torkelson joins the NGU Sports Medicine team after serving as an athletics trainer for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where she worked primarily with Football, Men's Soccer and Women's Basketball.  She has taken over as the Head Athletic Trainer and will oversee all sports, but primarily will work with Football and Women's Basketball.

A native of South Dakota, Torkelson earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from South Dakota State University. She went on to earn a master's degree in Sports Administration from the University of Akron, while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Zips' football, softball and track teams.  She also worked for The Sioux Falls Storm, a member of the Indoor Football league where she was apart of two national championship teams and served as an intern for Wofford College working with their football and tennis teams.

Torkelson is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.  She graduate from South Dakota State University in 2011 and Akron University in 2013 and resides in Boiling Springs.