College of Health and Human Services

Post-Professional Students
Class of 2019


Allison Frymier, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Cross Country
Hometown: Ashland, OH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from The Ohio State University
Reason for accepting position: Hope to gain an autonomous experience through the acute and chronic injuries that are seen in the collegiate cross country setting
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “I never know what I'll see next because each day brings something new to the table. Every student athlete is different, so being able to have a variety of interactions makes for an enjoyable environment.”

Meghan Gregoire, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Bowsher High School
Hometown: Manchester, NH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Plymouth State University (NH)
Reason for accepting position: For a different view on the field of athletic training
Favorite aspect of athletic training: The role I play from taking an injury, which is negative to returning to play, a positive.”

Brianna Kingston, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Rogers High school
Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Reason for accepting position: Wanted an independent experience working in the high school setting
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Being able to help injured athletes get back onto the playing field doing what they love.” 

Emily Loew, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Softball
Hometown: Fishers, IN
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Purdue University (IN)
Reason for accepting position: Wanted to continue to build upon her athletic training scope of knowledge and she felt UT would be able to challenge her to do that in both the classroom and clinical settings
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Being around athletics every single day and having the chance to help the athletes perform at their highest potential.”

Julie Melillo, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Christian School
Hometown: Medina, OH
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Ohio University
Reason for accepting position: To gain clinical experience within a high school, while continuing her education within athletic training
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Providing care and rehabilitation to a patient that has suffered an injury. I enjoy the personal connection while working one on one setting goals and making achievements throughout the rehabilitation process.”

John Walker, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: University of Toledo Football and Women's Tennis
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Alabama
Reason for accepting position: To gain experience with Division I Football while developing clinical autonomy
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “Watching patients progress from initial injury all the way back to competition. I love helping athletes recover and return to their prior levels of performance."

Clayton Westdorp, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Scott High School
Hometown: McBain, MI
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Saginaw Valley State University (MI)
Reason for accepting position: To gain clinical and research experience in a structured and supportive environment, in hopes of improving and cultivating his personal expectations of what it means to be an athletic trainer
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “I am able to remain connected to the active lifestyle in a way that allows me to interact with and care for a variety of individuals.”

Erika Zambarano, AT, ATC
Graduate Assistantship: Toledo Woodward High school
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Miami University (OH)
Reason for accepting position: To further her education in the field of athletic training in both the classroom setting and in an autonomous clinical setting, in order to become a well-rounded health professional
Favorite aspect of athletic training: “I have the potential to impact so many athletes' lives and possibly be the reason they are able to safely and successfully achieve their goals and possibly fulfill their dreams.”

Last Updated: 9/18/17