The Boomer Esiason Foundation established the Rimington Trophy Scholarship in 2012 to recognize individuals who are living, breathing and succeeding with cystic fibrosis. The scholarship was established in association with the Rimington Trophy, the college football award named in honor of BEF President and former University of Nebraska center Dave Rimington. For more information about the Rimington Trophy, please visit http://www.rimingtontrophy.com.
Courtney Robinson of Avon, Colorado is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she was on the Nordic Ski Team, involved in the Outing Club, and a leader in community service. Most notably, Robinson organized and led ten high school students to Bolivia where they partnered with a health clinic in the Amazon as a part of a student shoulder to shoulder program.
Courtney is now a student at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, where she is studying to be a pediatric dentist. She plans to use the discipline she has learned from having cystic fibrosis as a way to teach others to develop positive daily dental habits.
Through positive athletic reinforcement and a regular treatment schedule, Courtney feels fortunate to remain healthy and plans to stay compliant in order to achieve her goals.