University of West Florida signs Andrews Institute as official sports medicine provider
The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announce an expanded athletic training partnership that will allow UWF athletes additional access and resources from Andrews Institute’s world-class sports medicine professionals.
Andrews Institute currently serves as the official medical partner, providing UWF athletics with team physicians. UWF and Andrews Institute signed a contract in which Andrews Institute will continue serving in this role and expand the partnership as the official sports medicine provider of UWF athletics for health care, orthopedic and sports medicine. Andrews Institute is the exclusive “Official Medical Partner” and “Official Sports Medicine Provider” of University Athletics Department for medical services including, but not limited to athletics, athletic training, physical therapy, orthopedic and sports medicine.
“We are excited to expand our great relationship with the University of West Florida,” said Dr. David Joyner, Andrews Institute executive director and senior vice president. “What the University of West Florida stands for is truly astounding. We see this partnership as our world-class team taking care of another world-class team.”
Andrews Institute will provide certified athletic trainers and athletic-training services for the 400 UWF student-athletes under the medical direction of team physicians Dr. Roger Ostrander and Dr. Joshua Hackel. Andrews Institute will also grant UWF athletes access to a full-time sports medicine physical therapist at Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile on University Parkway.
“Two great organizations are joining to forge a transformative partnership that provides the highest quality care for our student-athletes,” said Dave Scott, UWF athletics director. “We are grateful for Andrews Institute’s support and thrilled to have this world-class organization right in our own backyard.”
UWF fields 15 athletic teams. The rich UWF athletics tradition includes nine national championships—in five sports, 102 conference titles, 15 GSC women’s all-sports trophies, eight GSC men’s all-sports trophies and the GSC overall all-sports trophies every year since its inception in 2013-2014. The UWF football team will play Minnesota State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, in McKinney, Texas, for the NCAA Division II national championship. This marks the second national title appearance for program in only its fourth year of existence.
Andrews Institute provides certified athletic trainers and team physicians to all 23 public high schools in a four county area, Chipola College, Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Christian Academy.
For more information about the University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, visit www.goargos.com.
For more information about Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, visit www.andrewsinstitute.com.