Student Senate

Due to inclement weather, the OATA Student Symposium and Quiz Bowl will now be held on January 20th, 2018, hosted by The Ohio State University. We look forward to seeing all the programs in the new year!

The mission of the OATA Student Senate (OSS) is to organize educational programs and opportunities to meet the needs of the OATA students, and to develop the athletic training leaders of tomorrow.  The two main programs the OSS organizes are the OATA Athletic Training Student Symposium & Quiz Bowl in January, and the Student Education Program as part of the OATA Annual Meeting in May.  The Student Senators also strive to connect with the OATA Student Members to keep them updated on the latest news and events going on across the state relevant to athletic training. The OSS consists of 7 students – a President and President-Elect (who also serve on the GLATA Student Senate), and a representative from each district in the state.

 

 

Meet your OATA Student Senators!

 


Marin Schaffner- Past President (NW District Representative)   

Marin is a senior at Heidelberg University and serves as the Past President for the OATA Student Senate. At Heidelberg, she is working with women's basketball and track and field. After graduation, Marin hopes to work as a graduate assistant athletic trainer in a high school while completing her Master's. In her free time, Marin enjoys reading, playing disc golf, and hiking. 

 

 

Carolyn Meder- President (SW District Representative)

Carolyn is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and is currently completing her fourth year in the athletic training program at the University of Cincinnati. Carolyn is the Vice President of the athletic training organization at UC as well as a student senator for GLATA and the President-elect of OATA. She has completed clinical work with the UC Football Team, Seton High School, UC’s College Conservatory of Music’s Ballet Department, UC’s Track and Field Team and the Cincinnati Ballet. Carolyn plans on pursuing a career in the performing arts and is heavily involved in dance medicine research. After graduating Carolyn hopes to obtain a Master’s Degree concentrating in athletic training and dance medicine.

 

Rachel Reinhart- President Elect

Rachel is from Columbus, Ohio and is currently a junior at Wilmington College. She is the President-Elect of the OATA Student Senate and is also a student senator for GLATA.  At school, Rachel is the Secretary for the Sports Medicine Leadership Council and the Secretary for her sorority, Kappa Delta. Her clinical experiences have included working with the Wilmington football, men's soccer, and women's basketball teams, as well a local high school. In her free time she enjoys playing lacrosse and is a member of the Wilmington women's lacrosse team. After graduating Rachel would like to pursue a Master's degree in Athletic Training while working as a Graduate Assistant and eventually would like to work with professional hockey teams.

 

 


Samantha Chrismer-Secretary (SW District Representative)    

Samantha is from Eaton, Ohio and went to Eaton High School. Samantha started as a student athletic trainer when she was fifteen years old under her high school Athletic Trainer at Eaton. She attends Wright State University and works two part time jobs. She works at the YMCA in Preble County and with the Dayton Dragons Class A Professional Baseball Team where she got her first experience with athletic training at a higher level. She hopes to get her Master’s degree and work at the collegiate or professional level. She is the OATA Student Senate Secretary and is responsible for taking meeting minutes and assisting with the monthly newsletter. In her free time, she enjoys running and she looks forward to running again after recovering from surgery.

Emilie Current- SW District Representative

Emilie is from Springfield, Ohio and went to Shawnee High School, where she was an Athletic Training Student Aid since her junior year. She is a sophomore at Wright State University. Her clinical experiences have been with WSU's Men's Basketball team, a local high school, and Wittenberg University with Women's Volleyball and Women's soccer. After graduating from Wright State University, she plans to go to Physical Therapy school, but continue as an Athletic Trainer as well. In her free time she likes to hike, and volunteer at a local animal shelter.


Bailey Hinegarder- Quiz Bowl Coordinator (Central District Representative)

Bailey is from Cridersville, Ohio and graduated from Wapakoneta High School. He is currently a senior at Capital University where he is the president of their athletic training club. As the Quiz Bowl coordinator and central district representative for the OATA student senate, Bailey helps to plan and organize the OATA Student Quiz Bowl as well as keep in contact with all the schools in his district. He has worked clinically with Division II soccer and football at Ohio Dominican, Division III lacrosse at Capital University, at Upper Arlington High School, with the Columbus Crew first team, and at Capital University with Women’s basketball. In his free time, he enjoys playing and reffing soccer. Upon graduation from Capital University, Bailey plans to continue his education by either going to physical therapy school or obtaining a Master’s degree while working as a Graduate Assistant.

Lyndsay Piche- Central District Representative

Lyndsay is from Aurora, Indiana and graduated from Oldenburg Academy.  She is currently a junior at Capital University.  She has worked clinically with Columbus School for Girls, Division III lacrosse and football at Capital University, and is currently working with the Columbus Crew.  In her free time, Lyndsay enjoys going to Red’s games and spending time with her friends.  After graduating from Capital University, Lyndsay plans to continue her education by getting her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology or Athletic Training.


Sam Cogen- Public Relations Coordinator & Webmaster (SE District Representative)

Sam is from Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Sycamore High School, and is currently a senior at Ohio University. As the southeast representative, webmaster, and the public relations coordinator, he is responsible for staying in contact with the program directors in the district, updating the Student Senate portion of the OATA website, and he helps update the Student Senate Facebook account. Sam has worked clinically with the Science and Health in Artistic Performance Clinic, Ohio University Club Sports, the Ohio University football team, Meigs High School, and is currently a Student Athletic Training Intern with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. In his free time, Sam likes to hike and enjoys playing guitar. Upon graduation, his current plan is to attend graduate school to obtain his Master’s Degree in athletic training while working as a graduate assistant.

Jeffery Clydesdale- Southeast District Representative

Jeff is a sophomore at Wilmington College and is originally from Circleville, OH. He has worked rotations with Stromberg Chiropractic Care, Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and Blanchester High School football. On campus, he has worked with the Wilmington football team and the men's and women's basketball teams. Jeff works as a Resident Assistant (RA) and tutor on campus and is the sophomore representative for the Sports Medicine Leadership Council. In his free time, Jeff enjoys listening to music and playing video games with his residents. Upon graduation, Jeff plans to obtain a Master's degree in athletic training.

 


Dillon Hoskins- Treasurer & Sponsorships and Donations Chair (NW District Representative)

Dillon is from Marion, Ohio and graduated from Marion Harding High School. He is a junior at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. At Heidelberg, Dillon has worked with division III football and baseball. As Treasurer of the OATA Student Senate, Dillon is in charge of organizing and developing the Student Senate's budget as well as collecting and recording any donations on behalf of the Student Senate. As the Sponsorships and Donations Chair, it is his responsibility to contact sales reps and obtain donations for the student portion of the OATA Annual Meeting. Outside of athletic training, Dillon is a Resident Assistant (RA) for Heidelberg University. After gradution, Dillon hopes to obtain a Master's degree.

Morgan Connor- Northwest District Representative

Morgan is from Oregon, Ohio and graduated from Clay High School. She is currently completing her junior year at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. During Morgan’s time at DC she has worked with men’s and women’s soccer, football, track and field, and softball. Outside of Athletic Training she is a 3 year member of the Defiance College Women’s Basketball team and Vice President of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). After graduation Morgan plans to further her education by going to Physical Therapy school or obtain a Master’s degree.

 

 Bri Heydinger- Annual Meeting Coordinator (NE District Representative)

Bri is from Shelby, Ohio and she graduated from Shelby High School. In the fall, she will start her junior year at the University of Akron. At the University of Akron, Bri will be serving as the Treasurer of the student athletic training organization for the 2017-2018 academic year. Clincially, Bri has worked with the volleyball and men's soccer teams at the University. On the Student Senate, Bri serves as the Annual Meeting Coordinator and she is responsible for helping to plan and organize the Student Education Program at the OATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Upon graduation, she plans on obtaining her Master's degree while working as a Graduate Assistant.

 

Lucas Scheidemantel- NW District Representative

Lucas Scheidemantel is a junior at Baldwin Wallace University. Originally, Lucas hails from Beaver, PA. During his time at BWU, he has completed rotations with the football team, men's soccer team, women's basketball team, and track and field team. Lucas is also the Vice-President of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. In the future, he hopes to work in either the collegiate or the professional setting.

 Carrie Fister- Student Senate Advisor

 

 

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OATA Mentorship Program:

Click here  to take the survey in order to be enrolled in the OATA Mentorship Program. This program is a multi-directional approach designed to connect athletic training students, young professionals and experienced professionals. Members are paired based on specific professional goals and members establish communication via email.

 

 

OATA PAC (Political Action Committee):

Click here  to donate to the OATA PAC.

The purpose of the OATA PAC is to support legislators and candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the OATA and its members. The PAC and its members can be a valued resource to legislators as it relates to healthcare and sports safety issues. In addition, the support of these candidates may also be through financial contributions, as well as members volunteering their time to aid a candidate.

 

 

 

 

The OATA Student Senate, in collaboration with the GLATA Student Senate, started fundraising for Advocates for Injured Athletes  For more information on Advocates for Injured Athletes, please check out their website: http://injuredathletes.org/.

Check out the story behind Advocates for Injured Athletes!

 

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