Two students at Southern Arkansas University have been awarded internships with Major League Baseball.

The HKR Department has announced that Yuichi Takizawa, a senior in Athletic Training Education, recently completed a three-week internship with the Kansas City Royals. At the conclusion of his internship, Takizawa interviewed with the team’s medical coordinator for minor league teams and received a five-month internship with Royals AA baseball.
John Bransford, a junior and also a student in athletic training, was awarded an internship with the Seattle Mariners. He will spend several weeks this summer working with injured players at the Mariners’ rehabilitation facility in Arizona.
These are the first internships with Major League Baseball that any athletic training students have received since the program was accredited.

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