FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 17, 2022 – The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation is pleased to announce that Saint John’s athletic trainer Scott Bierscheid has been named this year’s recipient of the Fred Zamberletti Award. Bierscheid will be recognized during this summer’s Minnesota Football Honors show.
“Scott consistently impacts the lives of countless student-athletes by keeping them healthy throughout their playing careers. He has also played a pivotal role in supporting and developing young athletes and students at Saint John’s,” said Todd Fultz, President of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. “We are very excited to honor Scott for his outstanding accomplishments.”
Bierscheid serves as the head athletic trainer at Saint John’s. In addition to his athletic-training duties, he serves as the advisor for the SJU Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Bierscheid is also an instructor with the CSB/SJU sports medicine minor. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Mankato State University in 1992 and master’s degree in athletic administration from St. Cloud State University in 1996. Prior to his position at SJU, Bierscheid was an athletic trainer with the football and wrestling teams at Oklahoma State University from 1992-93 and with the men’s ice hockey team at St. Cloud State University from 1994-95. Additionally, Bierscheid completed an athletic training internship with the New England Patriots in 1991.
This annual award honors the late Fred Zamberletti, the Minnesota Vikings’ first head athletic trainer. While working for the organization, Zamberletti became an athletic training pioneer. After his long career as the Vikings’ head athletic trainer, he was named the team’s coordinator for medical services (1998-2001) and senior consultant/team historian (2002-2018).
About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote amateur football’s ability to develop leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The Minnesota Chapter recognizes legendary football icons, college football Hall of Famers and Minnesota’s top high school and college football scholar athletes. For more information, visit www.nffmn.org, or Facebook (@MNFootballHonors) and Twitter (@NFFMN).
Todd Fultz, President - MN Chapter of the National Football Foundation
Daniel House, Director of Media Relations and Content
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation
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