what is this episode about?

Are you a college athlete struggling with the demands of NCAA athletics? Or a high school athlete with dreams to make it to the next level? In this episode, we hear insight and advice from NCAA Division 1 Athletic Trainer, Jiana Hook MS CES LAT. Jiana and I talk about her career as an athletic trainer and her passion for what she does, including caring for athletes from a holistic standpoint - caring for their physical body & injuries, their nutritional health, and their mental health. Discussing the struggles of college athletes including forming identities, stepping up to the pressure of performance, dealing with lack of seasons due to COVID-19, and incorporating nutrition into the athletic environment.

BIO: Jiana Hook is an athletic trainer for University of Texas San Antonio. She was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from San Diego State and then received her Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Univ. of New Mexico where she completed a Grad Assistantship in Athletic Training with softball and football teams. She completed a year-long internship with SMU and the Dallas Mavericks in 2018-19. Currently she is in her second year as an Asst AT at UTSA with volleyball and softball primarily, and have assisted with tennis and football as well.

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