Midland College Sports Medicine
Head Trainer Sonya Mikeska
A ten-year veteran of the Midland College Athletic Department, Sonya Mikeska is easily one of the most valuable people at MC. Her dedication to the athletics teams is nearly unparalleled. Sonya can usually be found at most home matches and games. She also lends her expertise to other schools and can be counted on to have a well-taught, eager group of student-trainers. Sonya is a caring professional who always wants what is best for everyone.
In addition to directing the training program, Sonya teaches several Physical Education lecture courses that emphasizes treatment of athletic injury and is highly regarded by her students. It is as an Athletic Trainer that has earned Sonya the respect of her colleagues, her student-athletes and her peers.
Sonya earns the distinction of being the first-ever full-time trainer in the college's history. Currently Sonya is taking Emergency Medical Training courses in order to be better prepared for her duties at MC.
Sonya is originally from Magnolia, TX. Her interest in a career as an Athletic Trainer began as a student-trainer at Magnolia High School. After graduating from high school, Sonya enrolled at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. There she worked as a student-trainer and ultimately as a graduate assistant trainer. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Kinesiology from Angelo State University. Sonya currently holds memberships with several professional organizations including the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Southwest Trainers Association.
In her spare time, Sonya is involved in activities at her church and she has two dogs, Rowdy and Reno.