Local student athletes across all sports tested as part of NCAA concussion study

Local Student Athletes Across All Sports Tested As Part Of NCAA Concussion Study

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Student athletes at a total of 31 institutions – including Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities – are going through their first tests of the year. But, they’re not being graded; instead, they’re being evaluated. The results from the tests could help determine which sports are safest for children to play in generations to come.

“Testing our memory, like speed and reaction time,” said Karlee Spirit, a member of the Wake Forest University field hockey team. “Getting to know us and our bodies and our abilities before we begin.”

When it comes to concussions, field hockey may not be at the top of the danger list. However, as part of the NCAA Department of Defense’s Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium study, over 31,000 student athletes from across the country will be tested, including those from every sport at both WFU and WSSU. Read More

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