Congratulations to Nick Badeaux, 2011 Recipient of the Adam Sturlese Memorial Sports Medicine Award

Nick Badeaux, 3rd year Athletic Training Student, was nominated as this year’s recipient of the Acadian Ambulance Adam Sturlese Memorial Sports Medicine Award. The award was presented to Nick during the LSU vs. Auburn on Saturday October 22nd.

The recipient of the Adam Sturlese Memorial Sports Medicine Award is chosen by the Staff of Athletic Trainers at Football. This outstanding Football Athletic Training Student possesses a strong work ethic and continues to excel in the field of Athletic Training regardless of obstacles. Prior to working LSU Football, Nick’s sport rotations have included Swimming and Diving and Track and Field and Cross Country. “Nick Badeaux is the well deserving recipient of the 2011 Adam Sturlese Acadian Ambulance Award. Nick has continued to prove to the staff and graduate assistants at football that he is worthy of the responsibility that he has been given at the start this season”, says Shelly Mullenix, Senior Associate Athletic Trainer for Football. “Having already been identified as an “Athletic Training Student of the Month” this academic year, choosing Nick for the Sturlese Award was easy. He leads by example and I believe our younger student athletic trainers model his diligence and attention to detail. What this has created amongst the group of students is a culture of effort, teamwork and responsibility for one’s actions. He understands that his work is a reflection of who he is as a person and we know that we can count on him to get the job done. He has recently been given administrative responsibilities that would be hard for most to manage, but again, Nick has excelled in this area as well. It is clear to us that Nick Badeaux will represent our Athletic Training Program well in the future and we are so happy to be able to honor him in this way.”