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Softball Sports Physical, Sickle Cell Testing Deadline: August 15
All students who are interested in trying out for Penn State Altoona varsity softball this fall 2013 must have a sickle cell trait screening in addition to a sports physical exam.
The deadline to submit the sports physical forms and sickle cell test results is August 15. Students will not be permitted to try out unless these tests are completed and submitted on time.
The NCAA has mandated that student-athletes undergo sickle cell trait testing beginning this upcoming sports season. For the necessary forms and information, visit the Penn State Altoona Athletic Training and Sports Medicine page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/sports/training.php .
Students are also encouraged to contact head coach Fred Caldwell about the process of getting a sports physical exam and sickle cell trait lab reports, as well as the deadlines for submission of these forms. Coach Caldwell can be reached at FHC10@psu.edu or 814-571-0575.