When Kaitlyn Maloney entered her clinical rounds in the final year of her undergraduate degree in athletic training, she put in a request. Anything, but football.
"I went to Mary (Nadelen, the clinical supervisor) and I said, 'I don't care where I go, I just don't want football,'" Maloney said. "I will take anything, I'll go to the high school nobody wants to go to, I just don't want football.' I just didn't have a great experience with it."
Nadelen didn't listen. The football team was impressed with Maloney's work during her earlier clinicals and specifically requested her.