BURLINGTON, Vt. - University of Vermont assistant athletic trainer, Jim Murdock, recently returned from the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China where he was the athletic trainer for the United States Wheelchair Rugby Team.
Murdock has been the athletic trainer for the U.S. squad since 2004 and Beijing was his second Paralympic experience. He also was with the team at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. In Athens the team earned the bronze medal and took home the gold just a few weeks ago with a win over Australia in the championship game in Beijing.
Murdock is in his 12th year as an athletic trainer at UVM and works primarily with the baseball and women's swimming and diving teams.