The SEATA Executive Board has approved developing a SEATA Student Senate Committee to work in collaboration with the new NATA National Athletic Training Student Committee which is currently being formed.  The development of this new SEATA committee will be guided by the members of the District IX EC College/University Athletic Training Students' Committee.  To be eligible for the SEATA Student Senate Committee candidates must be non-certified members of SEATA and be sophomores or juniors on July 1 in the year of appointment OR have completed at least 60 credits towards a bachelors or entry level masters degree.

NATA Student Leadership Committee Representative

Carolyn (Molly) Pearce

Troy University

SEATA Student Senate Committee Chair

Andrew McAllister


Savannah Morgan


Jorge Santana


Dylan Rowe


Albarra Younis

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Kelly McCord

Thomas More Univ.




Jordan Trimm


Bailey Griffen

C/CUATS Liaison

Steven Patterson, MS, ATC, LAT

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA  30460

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 SEATA Board Liaison - Scott Byrd

Scarlet Shumate - Georgia

My name is Scarlet Shumate and I am from Statesboro, GA. I am a junior in the Athletic Training Program at Georgia Southern University. Go eagles!! I have worked with GSU baseball, GSU men’s soccer, Tormenta Futbol Club, and am currently at Metter High School. After graduating, I would like to work as a graduate assistant in a military setting while getting my master’s in an athletic training related field.

Marisha Little - Florida

Marisha Little attends the University of West Florida. Her favorite clinical rotation was working with the Navarre High School football team. Her dream job would be working in public health and community outreach. “I would like to find a position where I am able to help expand the reach of our profession to help provide athletic training services to those who do not currently have them,” she said. “I am particularly interested in working to bring athletic training services to Native American communities.” A fun fact about Marisha is she’s officially a Lady of Lochaber – she owns a tiny plot of land in Scotland (1 foot by 1 foot, to be exact).



Bailey Duck -  Alabama

My name is Bailey Duck and I am from Hoover, Alabama. I am currently a second year athletic training student at The University of Alabama. I am currently with Hillcrest High School, and I have worked with the Alabama cheerleading, Big Al, dance and football teams. After graduation I aspire to continue my Athletic Training career by working with high school athletics.


Antonella Valencia - Florida

Hi everyone! My name is Antonella Valencia and I am a senior Athletic Training student at the University of Florida. While in the program I have had the opportunity to serve as Vice-President of the Student Athletic Training Organization for 2 years, work with women’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, football, track & field, cross country, and our local high school’s sport’s teams. In my free time I like to help the underprivileged by leading medical mission trips to South American countries and I also operate my own online health and fitness business. Post graduation I will be moving to Colorado to work as an athletic trainer and strength and condition specialist at The Institute, a state of the art performance center, and am exploring the option of a masters degree in exercise physiology or biomechanics. As always, Go Gators!

Kayleen Martin - Florida

Hello everyone! My name is Kayleen Martin and I am senior Athletic Training student at Nova Southeastern University in sunny South Florida. While in the program, I have had the ability to work with NSU's women's soccer and men's and women's swim team. At the high school level, I have worked with numerous sports including baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, softball, and track and field. Post-graduation I would like to work as a graduate assistant in a collegiate setting while getting my master’s in an athletic training related field. I aspire to be an Athletic Trainer/Athletic Director at the collegiate level.



Ariauna Washington - Georgia

My name is Ariauna Washington. I am originally from Harris County, Ga but currently live in Dahlonega, GA where I attend the University of North Georgia (UNG). I am a senior in the Athletic Training Program and will graduate in May of 2019. After graduation, I plan to enter a graduate program for Sports Rehabilitation Counseling. My ultimate career is to work in a VA hospital within the Prosthetics and Orthodontics Department. 



Aly Buehler - Kentucky

My name is Aly Buehler, I am a senior in the last undergraduate athletic training class at Eastern Kentucky University. I plan on continuing my education in Exercise Science or Athletic Leadership, getting a graduate assistant position as an AT, and growing my experiences and connections in the profession. I have had many different types of clinical experience: High school (all offered sports), D3 (all offered sports), D1 (soccer, softball), two internships at University of Florida (Football) and University of Kentucky (Summer basketball and volleyball camps). I am proud of the things I’ve accomplished and hope that I will be able to assist others to find the same connections I have through this Senate and SEATA Conference. 




Andrew McAllister - Tennessee

My name is Andrew McAllister and I am the Tennessee student senate representative. I am from Ohio and am a Junior within the athletic training program at Middle Tennessee State University. I have worked at several clinical sites including MTSU’s football and baseball teams and am currently in a rotation at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, TN. I had the opportunity this summer to work with the Tennessee Titans and continue to work with them throughout their season. After graduating, I would like to attend Medical School and pursue a career as a team physician.


The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association (SEATA) is District IX of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.  It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole.  This association was first started back in 1950.  Initially comprised of the members of the Southeastern Conference schools, this district is represented by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


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