Master of Science in Athletic Training, M.S.A.T.

STUDENT PROFILES

Class of 2023

  • Ang Williams

    Ang Williams

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    I am open to exploring the various fields

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I chose UNCG because of the way the program understands the students and accommodates all of our learning styles. The program takes the time out to ensure the best outcome for all students.

    What is something interesting about you?
    My mother and I have the same name

  • Brandon Vilorio

    Brandon Vilorio

    (he/him/his)
    Hometown: Greensboro, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Professional Football

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I chose UNCG because I knew it would be the best place for me to cultivate and develop my skills as an Athletic Trainer. Through my time in undergrad at UNCG I knew that the professors had the best interests of the students at heart and this made the decision even easier.

    What is something interesting about you?
    Nothing makes me happier than a good workout or hike

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    Emily Long

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Swansboro, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    College or professional athletics

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I chose UNCG for grad school because of all the opportunities that are available, the staff because they are student focused and want us to succeed, and simply because I knew I would like being here more than any other grad school!

    What is something interesting about you?
    I had spinal fusion surgery when I was 13 for scoliosis

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    Erin FOrd

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Hamilton, NJ

    What career path are you interested in?
    College basketball

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I attended UNCG for undergrad so coming here for graduate school was a no brainer. UNCG feels like home to me.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I become a dog mom for the first time recently. My pop Carver loves going on adventures with my girlfriend and I including going to breweries and the beach!

  • Lauren Robeck

    Lauren Robeck

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Plainfield, IL

    What career path are you interested in?
    Head AT at a D1 school

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I chose UNCG because I went to undergrad here and I had some of the professors that were apart of the graduate program and I enjoyed learning from them so much! I knew that the program would be a good fit for me with the professors and the way the program is run so I knew I would get a great education

    What is something interesting about you?
    I am a plant mom! I have a passion for plants and have created my own little jungle!

  • Norma Gutierrez

    Norma Gutierrez

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Atlanta, GA

    What career path are you interested in?
    NFL

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I chose UNCG for networking opportunities, their great program, and supportive staff

    What is something interesting about you?
    I was originally a second-year but I chose to defer and come back this year

  • Savannah Ball

    Savannah Ball

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Thomasville, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Unsure but possibly collegiate volleyball or basketball

    What brought you to UNCG?
    During my interview, Will and Aaron’s passion for the program inspired me a lot

    What is something interesting about you?
    I would love to eventually start my own animal rescue

  • Sydney Decker

    Sydney Decker

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Professional or D1; specifically MMA, rugby, or soccer

    What brought you to UNCG?
    My college mentor/athletic trainer highly recommended this program. I also was attracted to it because it is an established masters program.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I am a twin

  • Zach Hamm

    Zach Hamm

    (he/him/his)
    Hometown: Salisbury, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Collegiate level or international

    What brought you to UNCG?
    I went to UNCG for my undergrad degree so I decided to continue for my graduate degree. I know through the previous experiences I’ve had that the department has my best interests in mind.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I like to make YouTube videos

Class of 2022

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    Adrianne Nelson

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Drakes Beach, VA

    What career path are you interested in?
    Collegiate or Tactical

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    1) The only way you’re going to learn and be confident doing something is to continuously go out of your comfort zone.
    2) Always be there for your athletes but don’t forget to take time to care for yourself.
    3) I still very much despise baseball.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I’ve been skydiving but bungee jumping lowkey terrifies me

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    Alivia Meredith

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Collegiate

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    To have confidence in my skills and how to communicate with athletes and my colleagues

    What is something interesting about you?
    The bass guitar is my favorite instrument

  • Becca Cole

    Becca Cole

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Clayton, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Clinic

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Always be prepared for any situation to occur, always be on your toes and ready to go, learn and absorb everything that you can

    What is something interesting about you?
    I love hanging out with my family and friends, I was the food truck manager for Carolina Crown and now work on their medical staff! I also love cardio and kickboxing.

  • Hailee Wilhelm

    Hailee Wilhelm

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Columbus, OH

    What career path are you interested in?
    Collegiate and Professional

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Everything is a learning experience, so take in as much as you can!

    What is something interesting about you?
    I recently got engaged! ūüôā

  • Jonathan Hidalgo

    Jonathan Hidalgo

    (he/him/his)
    Hometown: Durham, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Collegiate wrestling

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    It gets very hot in April

    What is something interesting about you?
    I can name all the U.S. presidents

  • Kinley McKay

    Kinley Mckay

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Ramona, CA

    What career path are you interested in?
    High school

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Push yourself beyond uncomfortable. Do the stuff/evals you aren’t comfortable with because that’s the only way to learn. Also, there’s a lot of value in hard work and try to use your rotations as networking opportunities.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I can sing the ABC’s backwards

  • Marsaedees Carter

    Marsaedees Carter

    (she/her/hers)

    What career path are you interested in?
    High school or college

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Be confident and trust yourself and your knowledge

    What is something interesting about you?
    I love to style hair; I plan to obtain a natural hair care licensure after grad school

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    Matt Hannon

    (he/him/his)
    Hometown: Raleigh, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Professional athletics (baseball/NASCAR/Olympic) or collegiate baseball

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    The best/most important part of working with patients is the ability to be personable and take a vested interest in each of your patient’s lives as it relates to their health and well-being.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I used to bowl competitively as a high schooler and undergraduate

  • McLellan Corum

    McLellan Corum

    (she/they)
    Hometown: Martinez, CA

    What career path are you interested in?
    Performing arts, but open to any field!

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Being able to adapt to any situation and event was emphasized to me. You got to be on your toes and prepared for any situation, no matter how crazy, stressful, or weird it may be.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I was a dancer of 15 years that specialized in ballet and contemporary

  • Napolean Manley

    Napolean Manley

    (he/him/his)
    Hometown: Durham, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    Professional athletics

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Make the mistakes now and ask a lot of questions

    What is something interesting about you?
    I can speak more than two languages

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    Rhea Patterson

    (she/her/hers)
    Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

    What career path are you interested in?
    High school athletic trainer

    What did you take away from your 1st semester of clinicals?
    Athletic training is just as much physical as it is mental. Athletes need more than tape and splints to be their best; sometimes they just need to talk and be encouraged.

    What is something interesting about you?
    I started my own photography business, ReCaptur3 Photography, in 2017