Sara Farris begins her third year at Cumberland University and her first as a full-time member of the athletic training staff. She will cover women's volleyball and baseball during the 2018-19 academic year after spending the two previous years as a graduate assistant at CU, working primarily with football and wrestling.
The Jacksonville, Fla., native graduated from the University of North Florida in May 2016, earning her bachelor’s in Athletic Training. While at UNF she gained clinic experience with the football, soccer, basketball and volleyball teams at Creekside High School, providing first aid during games and implementing return-to-play protocol for concussed athletes.
Farris also worked with the baseball team at Jacksonville University for a semester, applying therapeutic modalities for chronic injuries and conducting pre- and post-game warm-up and stretch routines for the club.
She assisted in delivering rehabilitation program for post-surgical injuries, performed massage techniques for therapeutic effects and documented injuries and treatments while working with the UNF women’s soccer team.
She also gained experience with the soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse and track and field teams at The Bolles School, evaluating upper and lower extremity injuries, facilitating rehabilitation and stretching techniques and administering baseline Impact testing for spring sports.
Farris completed her master’s in Sports Management at Cumberland in May 2018.