Athletic Training

The Randolph athletic training staff provides our intercollegiate student athlete’s with high quality medical care as Virginia licensed health care professionals.  The certified athletic trainers deliver care and services in injury prevention, injury assessment and evaluation, immediate medical care, and rehabilitative protocols including therapeutic exercise and modalities.

- Visiting Team Letter

- Directions to Health Care Facilities

- Medical Pre-Participation Forms

- Links

Athletic Trainers

Head Athletic Trainer - Scott Lawrenson

Scott Lawrenson joined the Randolph College athletic training staff in the summer of 2012. Lawrenson comes to the College with over 25 years of athletic training experience, which include stops in Major League Baseball and in the NCAA.

Most recently, he served as the Associate Athletic Trainer for five years and an assistant for a year at Liberty University here in Lynchburg, VA. Over his six years at LU, Scott was the head ATC for softball, baseball and men's soccer and also established the Annual Pharmeaceutical and OTC Medications Agent of Record.

Before returning to his alma mater, he was the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball for two seasons, while also serving as the both the Hear and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the New York Mets for the previous eight years. Before making his way to the big league level, he served as a Athletic Trainer and Conditioning and Rehab Coordinator for the minor legue squads of the Mets dating back to 1986.

Phone: 434-947-8338 - Email: slawrenson@randolphcollege.edu

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Ryan Wildenhain

Ryan Wildenhain Assistant Athletic Trainer Ryan Wildenhain came to Randolph College for his first season in 2011-12 after working the previous year as a graduate assistant at California University of Pennsylvania. While At California, Ryan was assigned to work with Brownsville Area High School where he was responsible for prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries for all high school athletes at Brownsville.

A graduate of Illinois State University in May of 2010 with a degree in athletic training, Ryan worked with the ISU men's basketball, softball and football teams as well as assisting at the Accelerated Rehabilitation Center in Algonquin, Illinois. Wildenhain has also served active duty in the United States Air Force as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman and HVAC/R Apprentice.

Ryan is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer as well as being a National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Association and is American Red Cross CPR/AED Certifield.

Phone: 434-947-8312 - Email: rwildenhain@randolphcollege.edu

Assistant Athletic Trainer - Nicole Downam

Ryan Wildenhain Downam, a Ukiah, Calif. native, came to the College in the summer of 2013 with a very impressive resume, as the 2011 graduate of Liberty University most recently worked as a graduate assistant at her alma mater. During her tenure as a graduate assistant, she also obtained a masters in human services.

Her responsibilities while at LU included serving with the baseball, men's soccer, men's and women's track and field and cross country teams on a full time basis. Downam also assisted with volleyball, women's basketball and football on occasion. During her undergraduate time with the Flames, she worked as an athletic training student with the baseball, football and track squads. She also worked at Mendocino Community College in her hometown from 2005-07 as an athletic training student.

Downam is BOC certified, while holding a membership in the National Athletic Training Association (NATA). As part of her athletic training duties, she will also be holding responsibilities with strength and conditioning with the WildCat student-athletes. Downam is well versed in this area, as she is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as working to becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Phone: 434-947-8578 - Email: ndownam@randolphcollege.edu

Team Physicians

Edward J. Lewis, MD

Edward J. Lewis joined Randolph as a team physician in the fall of 2014, working with the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Dr. Lewis went on to study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, completing his residence at VCU-Fairfax Family Practice and fellowship at Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Lewis is affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Association (AMA) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

For more on Dr. Lewis, visit the OCCVA here.

 

Omar Elkhamra, MD

Omar Elkhamra joined Randolph as a team physician in the fall of 2014, working with the Orthopaedic Center of Central Virginia.

Dr. Elkhamara is a graduate of Beirut Arab University in Lebanon, completing his residency at the Internal Medicine Cleveland Clinic Health System.

He has practiced sports medicine with the University of Pennsylvania and served as an assistant to the team physician of the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Eagles.

He is also a Certified Impact Consultant for the management of concussions.

For more on Dr. Elkhamara, visit the OCCVA here.

 

Visiting Team Letter

The athletic training staff would like to welcome you to Randolph College.  We are taking this opportunity to inform you of the athletic training services available to your team during your visit. Click here for the read the rest of the Visiting Team Letter HERE.

Directions to Care Centers

Lynchburg General Hospital ER

1901 Tate Springs Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434-947-3027
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Orthopedic Center of Central Virgina

2405 Atherholt Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434-485-8500
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Central Virginia Family Physicians

2137 Lakeside Dr. Suite 104
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434-845-4175
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Pre-Participation Forms (PDF)

All athletes are required to have medical paperwork completed and on file in the athletic training office prior to August 1. Forms can be delivered to Scott Lawrenson, Ryan Wildenhain or Nicole Escamilla in the Randolph Athletic and Dance (RAD) Center or by mailing them to Randolph College, Athletics, 2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503.

First-year/Transfers:

  • Participation Waiver/HIPPA Form/Medical History (First-Year Athletes/Transfers) (pdf)
  • Copy of Insurance Card

Returning Athletes:

  • Participation Waiver/HIPPA Form/Medical History (Returning Athletes)/Physical Form (pdf)
  • Copy of Insurance Card

Any student-athletes taking prescription ADHD medications MUST read the attached letter and fill out the attached ADHD form below. The form is attached as a PDF.

 

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