Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
The Relationship Between the Number of Concussions and Cognitive Decline
By shannon o'loughlin
Shannon O’Loughlin is a current graduate student studying clinical psychology at Millersville University. She was a psychology major at Millersville University during her undergraduate years and conducted this research for her Honors College thesis. This research was chosen to present at the annual Eastern Psychological Association conference in March of this year. Her research identifies the relationship between the number of concussions acquired and cognitive function after recovery from injury. Shannon is continuing this research for her master’s thesis.