Sports Medicine provides service to three colleges, ten high schools, three middle schools, and one junior hockey team as well as summer legion baseball teams. The Trinity Sports Medicine team deals with hundreds of athletes on a daily basis. Employing over 10 certified athletic trainers along with Medical Director, Dr. Dawn Mattern , Trinity Sports Medicine also helps educate future athletic trainers at Minot State University through the Athletic Training Education Program.
The regional coverage includes the following colleges: Minot State University, Dakota College at Bottineau, and Williston State College. Trinity Sports Medicine also provides athletic training services to secondary schools of Glenburn High School, Bishop Ryan High School, Our Redeemers Christian School, Des-Lacs Burlington High School, Lewis and Clark High School-Berthold, Velva High School, Surrey High School, Minot High School (including on site at central campus) and Williston High School. For these schools, athletic trainers provide regular school checks where athletes can see a certified athletic trainer for injuries. Also included is athletic training coverage for all home varsity games (and sub varsity events for Minot Public Schools). Middle schools in Minot-Ramstad Middle School, Jim Hill Middle School, and Memorial Middle School-receive regular school checks and some home sporting events, including football. In addition to our colleges, high schools, and middle schools, athletic training services are also provided for the Minot Minotauros junior hockey and ACHA Div 1 Minot State hockey team. Sports Medicine also provides services for the regions District, Regional, State and National tournaments. Additional coverage is also provided to recreation and additional schools upon availability and request.
Even recreational athletes can be seen by the Sports Medicine staff. If a person is injured in a physical activity, not just a school event, a one-time sports medicine evaluation may be performed by a Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer free of charge.
To contact athletic training staff of Trinity Sports Medicine, or to inquire about a sports medicine evaluation or Sport Medicine related speaking engagement for your group, you can call 701-857-5286 or email Robyn.Gust@trinityhealth.org.
Robyn Gust Named N.D. Athletic Trainer of the Year
Robyn Gust, MS, LATC, manager of Trinity Health’s Sports Medicine Department, has been named North Dakota Athletic Trainer of the Year by the North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association (NDATA). The group presented the award at its annual meeting April 24-25 in Grand Forks.
Gust was cited for her many accomplishments compiled during 15 years as sports medicine manager both at Trinity Health and Minot State University, where she also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Human Performance Department.
Under Gust’s leadership, Trinity expanded its sports medicine program and introduced 21st Century medicine to athletic training – using iPads to identify and manage concussion. Most recently she led a regional effort to implement a preparedness plan for mass casualty events in an athletic environment, an endeavor she undertook after the Boston Marathon bombing, which was highlighted in a recent issue of Training and Conditioning magazine.
An active member of the U.S. Deaf Olympic Sports Medicine Team, Gust over the years has accompanied deaf Olympians to the Deaflympics in Copenhagen, Rome, Melbourne and Taipei. In 2012 she worked with the World Cup Gold Medal winning Women’s Deaf Soccer USA National team in Ankara, Turkey.
“This award recognizes individuals for exceptional performance, community involvement, and promotion of the athletic training profession,” said NDATA President Sara Bjerke. “Robyn exemplifies all of these qualities. She’s the epitome of what it means to go far above and beyond one’s responsibilities as a sports medicine professional."
A Kramer, ND, native, Robyn graduated from Newburg High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Moorhead State University in 1994. She earned her master’s degree in Exercise Science from Western Illinois University in 1997. Prior to joining Trinity Health she served as Head Athletic Trainer, Associate Professor and Athletic Training Program Director at Huron University in South Dakota.