Kyle Niswonger was hired as the Resident Athletic Trainer for the 2018 Softball season. Kyle received his Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Hope College in Holland, MI in May of 2017. While at Hope he worked with the Flying Dutchmen football, men's soccer and basketball, swim and dive, women's lacrosse, and softball team.
Throughout his undergraduate studies, Kyle was actively involved in rehabilitation with the disabled population, a recovering meningitis patient, and overweight adolescence at the local schools. His junior year, he was elected to the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS) Athletic Training Student Committee. In the spring of 2016, he was awarded the Athletic Training Jr. Book Award, which is awarded to a junior who exhibits the greatest promise for a career in sports medicine as a certified athletic trainer. Spring of his senior year, he was awarded the Lawrence "Doc" Green Award, which is presented to the most outstanding senior athletic training student.
Following graduation, he has actively volunteered at Camp Catch-A-Rainbow, a summer camp for cancer patients ages 7-15. Prior to arriving in College Park, Kyle was an outreach athletic trainer for the Clarkston school districts in Michigan, while being employed though Team Rehabilitation.
He is a native of Rochester Hills, MI and a current National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) member with his CPR/AED certification.