LIU Brooklyn Exercise Physiology student Gina Stees earned a 2nd place finish at the Greater New York ACSM conference student research competition.

In a study called “Ultimate Frisbee—Injuries and Epidemiology,” Stees looked at injury rates and duration, anatomic location, mechanism of injury and treatment data among male and female ultimate players. She conducted five studies where she collected extensive data that showed female Ultimate Frisbee players were more likely to sustain injuries than males and that the majority of their injuries affect the lower extremities.

Her systematic review about Ultimate Frisbee injury rates provided strong evidence for the need for more Athletic Training support for this “contact sport.”

The second place prize in this regional competition earned Stees a three hundred and fifty dollar award.