Mettler named USD assistant athletic trainer

University of South Dakota head athletic trainer Bruce Fischbach is pleased to announce the hiring of Abby Mettler as assistant athletic trainer effective immediately.


A native of Wessington Springs, S.D., Mettler graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2011 and earned her master's degree in athletic training from University of Virginia one year later. She has been employed by NovaCare Rehabilitation in Minneapolis since August.

"We are excited to add Abby to our sports medicine staff," said Fischbach. "She brings Division I experience from Virginia and, as a native South Dakotan, shares an enthusiasm for USD."

Mettler provided event coverage, injury prevention, evaluation, care and treatment of Minneapolis area high schools while employed by NovaCare. Prior to NovaCare, she worked primarily with the cross country and track and field teams at Virginia Military Institute. Mettler logged more than 1,000 hours of clinical experience as a student at Dakota Wesleyan.

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