Catawba inducts two into Athletic Training Hall of Fame

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2017

SALISBURY – On Saturday, Feb. 11, two new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame. The inductees of the class of 2017 are Ashley Kaminski Burin ’01 of East Cobb, Ga., and JoAnn Sienkiewicz ’91 of Delran, N.J.

The induction ceremony will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center on campus. The event is sponsored by Novant Health, the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program. Make reservations to attend by Feb. 3 or for more information about the event, contact Catawba’s Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus at and 704-637-4350.

Catawba’s Athletic Training Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class in 2011. Previous inductees include Gary Blabon ’91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks ’93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix ’92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Miller Henning ’96 of Jamestown; Scott McCall ’93 of Charlotte; Holly Stump ’98 of Lithia, Fla.; Jim Bradley ’86 of Mebane; John Lukowski ’92 of Irmo, S.C.; Angela Shirk Sneed ’93 of Mooresville; Jeff Tucker ’90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.; Bryan Fass ’95 of Davidson; Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn.; Ronald Ogrodowicz ’96 of Stratford, Conn.; Richard Sharpnack ’95 of Pitman, N.J.; Sandra Cash Campbell ’87 of Elberton, Ga.; Matthew Schaller ’98 of Knoxville, Tenn.; Shawn Fitzgerald ’95 of Wilmington and Andrew Sylvester ’98 of Duncansville, Pa.

Following are the achievements of the 2017 inductees:

Ashley Kaminski Burin 

Ashley Kaminski Burin is the clinic director for Physiotherapy Associates in East Cobb, Ga., a position she has held since 2007. She has been recognized multiple times by her employer for excellent performance in the workplace.

She was a Physiotherapy Associates President’s Club Award winner for each year between 2010 and 2015. She was awarded the Peer Excellence Clinic Director Award in 2011, and the Georgia Clinician of the Year in 2015 by Physiotherapy Associates.

Prior to her current position, she was employed as a staff physical therapist for Physiotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Ga., from 2004-2005, and as clinical director for Physiotherapy Associates in Canton, Ga., from 2005-2007.

Burin graduated summa cum laude from Catawba where she received the Braun Physics Award and captained the college swim team. She went on to earn a doctorate of physical therapy from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2004, and then earned her masters from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., in 2008.

JoAnn Sienkiewicz 

JoAnn Sienkiewicz is employed as athletic trainer and health and physical education teacher for the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a position she has held since 1990. She was named Teacher of the Year for Burlington County Institute of Technology in 2010.

Prior to her current position, she served as athletic trainer and clinical outreach to Moorestown Friends High School through Nova Care Rehabilitation in Moorestown, N.J., between 1992 and 1998. She earned her teacher certification in health and exercise science for kindergarten through 12th grade from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., in 1999.

She received certification as a personal trainer and as a pre/postnatal exercise specialist from American Fitness Professional and Associates in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Following her graduation from Catawba, she served from 1991-1992 as an intern and an assistant athletic trainer for the college athletic department.