GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s Assistant Athletic Director for Health and Sports Performance, Jay McCloy, has received this year’s Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Award and is the recipient of a $1,000 grant. Drug Free Sport supports the work of certified athletic trainers in high school and collegiate communities that work to educate student-athletes on making positive decisions on health and wellness. Certified Athletic Trainers work tirelessly to prevent drug abuse, correct dietary supplement miseducation and act as safeguard on the front lines of preventing addiction.

Drug Free Sport helps people and organizations maximize their innate potential in sport, through anti-doping solutions, health education and performance optimization. Staff, technology, experience, client base and field collectors are all key assists to its success. Since 2013, Drug Free Sport has granted more than $88,000 in continuing education funds toward certified athletic trainers in high schools, colleges and universities across the United States.

McCloy is one of five recipients of this year’s awards. The judging committee for the awards is comprised of a divers group of sport drug testing professionals and certified athletic trainers including a former award recipient.

Raeann Bromert, Head Athletic Trainer, University of Saint Mary (Kansas)

Lauren Ey, Head Athletic Trainer, The Catholic High School of Baltimore (Maryland)

Gini Fite, Athletic Trainer, Smithville (Missouri) School District

Glory Fung, Head Athletic Trainer, Concordia University Irvine (California)

Jay McCloy, Assistant Athletic Director for Health and Performance, UNCG