The Gettysburg College athletic training staff were featured in a National Athletic Trainers' Association News article about the stroke suffered by Cory Weissman '12.
From NATA News:
Shot of a Lifetime
When a basketball player suffered a catastrophic stroke on campus during his freshman year at Gettysburg College, the athletic training staff was there to help during the emergency and throughout his recovery.
It could have been a scene from a Hollywood movie script: Cory Weissman, a senior at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, stepped up to the foul line. It had taken him three years to earn this moment.
“Two shots,” the referee said. At the request of his coach, a player from Washington College had fouled Weissman with less than a minute left on the clock. The first shot was short and bounced off the rim. The crowd remained silent as fans from both sides collectively held their breath.
Swoosh. Weissman’s final free throw was perfect, hitting nothing but net. The crowd erupted in cheers. Gettsyburg defeated Washington College 83-69, setting the school’s record for all-time wins and giving head coach George Petrie the most school wins in school history.
Although Weissman was a senior and a team captain, that foul shot scored the first and only point of his college career. Weissman was a heralded freshman at Gettysburg with an all-star high school basketball record when a brain injury changed his life forever.