Geneseo native Denise Yoder has been named the head athletic trainer at Augustana College. She had been associate athletic trainer at Augustana since 1997. Yoder is a 1989 Augustana graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in biology with an emphasis on athletic training and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1991 with a master’s of science in physical education/athletic training. Yoder will be in charge of Augustana’s athletic training department, which provides service to 23 varsity sports and more then 700 NCAA athletes. She has worked with all levels of athletes from high school to professional and also served as head athletic trainer in Geneseo before returning to Augustana.