December 16, 2003
White Sox to return in summer for rehab workCatawba College and the Chicago White Sox will continue with an agreement allowing the organization to once again use the facilities at Catawba over the summer to help in the rehabilitation of their athletes. Last season, a dozen players from the White Sox organization, along with Scott Takao, the White Sox Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator used the weight room and training facilities in the Hayes Field House as well as work in Newman Park. The players were from Chicago’s six different minor league teams and either had long-term or injuries that would take recovery time of two weeks or more. During the summer, the players were involved in rehabilitation between 8 a.m. and noon each day. That rehabilitation included conditioning, weights and baseball activity, as well as a weekly report from Takao about the progression of the players. According to Takao, Catawba’s facilities were chosen because of the college’s close proximity to four of the White Sox’ six minor league teams. The organization has a triple A team in Charlotte, a double A team in Birmingham, AL, single A teams in Winston-Salem and Kannapolis, a rookie plus team in Great Falls, MT, and a rookie minus team in Bristol, VA. “Our biggest challenge in seeking a facility was finding a place to get the baseball work done,” Takao explained. “Some of the players are at that point between rehab and work where they need to get back into baseball functions. Catawba had what we needed, plus the team doctor for the Kannapolis team, Dr. Steve Furr, has his office in Salisbury.” Takao said the minor league rehabilitation clinic has been held in Phoenix in two prior years. Catawba’s Head Athletic Trainer Bob Casmus foresees future hands-on training opportunities for the athletic training students with the White Sox continuing to hold their rehabilitation clinic on campus. “There’s not only the prestige of having the White Sox here with us, but there’s an opportunity for clinical rotation among our athletic training students,” he said. “The first year has been a good learning experience on both sides,” Takao said. “I have really appreciated the hospitality shown by Catawba College’s Athletic Department. I look forward to having athletic training students involved in the rehabilitation programs.” #####
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1
Swimming @ King Invitational
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3
Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th
Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th
Football @ Limestone 24-52
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)
Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16
Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3
Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16
Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15
Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4
Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 7 p.m.
Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR
Football vs. NEWBERRY noon
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)
Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.
Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.
Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
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