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PC Senior Earns Internship with Arizona Diamondbacks
Andrew Hansen

Michael Lyons, a Presentation College senior, has spent part of his summer completing an athletic training internship with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Michael Lyons, a Presentation College senior, has spent part of his summer completing an athletic training internship with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lyons applied for the internship through the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) summer internship program. He then went through a rigorous interview process with a multitude of organizations. PBATS internships provide hands-on athletic training experiences under the directions and supervision of the team’s professional staff. These internships offer a great opportunity for students to get their foot in the door of professional baseball.

“Michael has shown an interest in working at the professional level and I was thrilled to hear that he was given this opportunity. PBATS internships are highly competitive, but given Michael’s strong work ethic and passion for the profession, I knew that he had a strong chance at receiving one. This internship will further expand her current knowledge and I can’t wait to see how he applies that in his last year of school and into his professional career,” said Brittany Hubbart, Presentation College Athletic Training Education Program Director.

The internship experience began on June 24 and will continue until July 16. Lyons stated, “this experience with the Diamondbacks has been eye opening and one that I would not trade! I have learned lessons not just centered around athletic training. I have learned that in order for an athlete to have a successful return to the field, all members of the sports medicine team need to work together and that it is always important to hear other what others have to say. You may learn more from others, even when you think there is nothing to learn.”