Known as “Dre” in the program, Quintana is responsible for the prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment of athletic injuries for the women’s basketball team. She is also in charge of all travel responsibilities, injury documentation, and communication with sports medicine staff. In addition to working with women’s hoops, Quintana assists with duties for women’s golf, cheerleading and dance teams as well as serves as a mentor to UNM athletic training students.
Prior to her return to her alma mater, Quintana spent two seasons (2009-2011) at the University of New Orleans as a head/assistant athletic trainer, working with the women’s volleyball, basketball and tennis teams. She also coordinated with the Ochsner Hospital Sports Medicine department, providing help around the community with high school physicals and other events.
From 2007-09 Quintana was a graduate assistant at Oregon State University, working with the women’s soccer team and assisting with other teams as needed while earning her Master of Science degree in sports medicine. For the summer of 2009, she provided basic first aid and athletic training services to campers at Olympic Development Program soccer camps in McMinnville, Oregon.
Quintana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from the University of New Mexico in 2006. As an undergrad, she worked with a variety of Lobo teams as well as built her resume by getting involved in athletic events throughout the Albuquerque area and the West, including: providing basic first aid and athletic training services for UNM athletic camps, volunteering at a USA men’s soccer match and a WNBA game, and working on the medical staff for ESPN’s winter and summer X-Games. She was also a member of the UNM Athletic Training Students Association, and served as the organization’s president in 2005-06.
Quintana also made two presentations in 2006: “Salter-Harris Fractures: A Case Study,” presented at the University of New Mexico 2006 Research Quest Symposium, and “Choroid Plexus Carcinoma: Brain Cancer,” presented at the University of New Mexico Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Quintana, M.S., ATC, LAT, has also been a member of National Athletic Trainers Association since 2004.