The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine will present five addresses during the 2000- 01 school year.

The series, which will feature a variety of topics, is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co- sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GRSportsCenter and the college. Admission is free.

The series will open on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with "Managing Chronic Tendon Injuries in Athletes" by Kevin Cross of Spectrum Therapy in Palmyra, Va. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Dr. Jeff Kovan of Michigan State University in East Lansing will present "The Asthmatic Athlete." Karen Rakowski of Midwest Sports Medicine Center in Springfield, Mo., will present "'Hip' Strategies in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain" on Monday, Nov. 27.

The series will continue in the spring semester on Monday, Feb. 19, with "Managing Persistent Pain in Athletes" by Dr. Craig Denegar of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. The series will conclude for the season on Tuesday, April 17, with "Managing Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction in the Athlete" by Mike Cibulka of Jefferson County Rehabilitation and Sports Clinic in St. Louis, Mo.

The first four addresses will be held in the college's Maas Center at 7 p.m. Additional information will be announced in the spring concerning the April 17 address, which will be presented in Grand Rapids.