Education: Graduated from the University of Akron in May of 2011 with an Athletic Training degree and a certification in medical selling.
I Have Been An Athletic Trainer Since: June 2011
I Have Been With Summa Health System Since: August 2011
Other experiences in athletic training?
My undergraduate degree provided me with many diverse clinical settings. While at Akron I had the privilege of working with four Division I sports teams, along with the well established dance department. I was given the opportunity to advance my skills and knowledge at Walsh Jesuit High School and at the PT Center in Fairlawn. Since I have graduated I have provided medical coverage at the University of Akron Men’s soccer camps.
Athletic training awards/honors received? In 2010-2011 I was awarded a National Athletic Trainers’ Scholarship. I received the award during the 2010 national convention in Philadelphia.
Other awards/honors? From 2009-2011 I was awarded the Oscher Foundation Scholarship for non-traditional students who excel in their academics.
- Graduated summa cum laude
At committees/organizations involved in (who, when, etc.)? I have been a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association since 2008.
Why did you choose this as your career path?
I was a professional ballet dancer with the Ohio Ballet, but unfortunately I experienced my fair share of injuries. During one of my many rehabs I began inquiring about a career as an athletic trainer. After doing some research I realized that athletic training seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. I immediately applied for and was accepted in to the athletic training program at the University of Akron. I haven’t looked back since!
Your most memorable experience as an athletic trainer?
My most memorable moment occurred while I was still a student. I was the student athletic trainer for the 2009-2010 Men’s soccer team and was given the opportunity to travel with them to the college cup in Cary, North Carolina. Even though we did not win it was still an amazing experience.