begins her second year at the University
of West Alabama as assistant professor in the Athletic Training Program and
clinical athletic trainer for the UWA softball team.
Racheal is actively involved in her local, state, regional and national
athletic training associations.
She was just recently elected as Vice President of Alabama Athletic
Trainersí Association. She is the Alabama representative for the Public
Relations Committee for the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association.
In 2015, she was selected by her peers for the College Athletic
Trainer Award presented by Alabama Athletic Trainersí Association.
She has been a NATABOC certified
athletic trainer since 2000.
Lawler came to UWA from Birmingham, AL, where she
was the Regional Athletic Training Coordinator for Drayer Physical Therapy.
She worked with physicians, athletic
trainers, and local high schools to coordinate medical care to the student
athletes in the region. Prior to her
time in Birmingham, Racheal was the head athletic trainer for Alabama State
University from 2011-2015. She
coordinated athletic training services for 18 NCAA Division I sports with
the help of her staff. Her primary
sport coverages were baseball and volleyball, with oversight over all
Lawler came to Alabama State from Lincoln University
in Jefferson City, MO, where she served in the same capacity.
Lawler spent three seasons at
Lincoln, working primarily with football, menís basketball, menís and
womenís track and field, and softball. Prior
to her stint at Lincoln, Racheal was a certified athletic trainer for
Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL where she worked in various
capacities, including head and assistant athletic trainer at Alabama A&M
University, Tennessee Valley Vipers Ė AFL2, and Huntsville High School.
She also has experience in
professional minor league baseball with the Evansville Otters and Long Beach
A native of Marion, IL., Racheal graduated from Lambuth University in
Jackson, TN with a Bachelorís of Science degree in Physical Education
with a concentration in Athletic Training.
She graduated from University of
Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO with a Masterís of Science degree in
Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Business Administration.
She completed her Ph.D. in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain
University of Health Professions in 2017.
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