Student presents research at state capitol

Ryan Eaton

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Ryan Eaton, undergraduate kinesiology major, and his mentor, Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton, represented Tarleton at the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol April 26 in Austin.

Eaton’s research is on gender and sport related differences in electrocardiogram and pre-participation exams in college age athletes.

The NCAA requires all college level athletes to receive a pre-participation physical exam. However, most colleges do not require electrocardiogram (ECG) screening to help detect cardiac abnormalities. Using specific ECG markers could help detect cardiac abnormalities based on gender and or sport. The purpose of Eaton’s study was to provide preliminary information about the usefulness of 12-lead ECGs in detecting potential cardiac risk during sport.

Approximately 80 students representing 50 general academic and health-related institutions (public and independent) participated in the event along with their faculty mentors.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton

Facebook Twitter

Student presents research at state capitol - Media Relations - Tarleton State University