Executive Committee

President: Saskia Richter

   Saskia Richter

Name: Saskia Richter
Class: Senior
Position on Board: President
Favorite Part of Athletic Training:
Favorite Clinical: Men’s Basketball, but I’m super excited for Gymnastics this year!
Plans After Graduation: Grad School…somewhere…for something
Other UW-L Involvement: ITA, REC Sports

Vice Presidents: Michelle Buechner and Bridgett Comee

   Michelle Buechner

Name: Michelle Buechner
Class: Senior
Position on Board: VP
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: Working with great athletes and having such a close-knit group you can always turn to!
Favorite Clinical: Viterbo
Plans After Graduation: Job? Grad School? Live at home and save money
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Other UW-L Involvement: ITA

   Bridgett Comee 

Name: Bridgett Comee
Class: 2013
Position on Board: Vice President
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: Seeing patients on a daily basis and helping them get back to their sport.
Favorite Clinical: Men’s Track and Field
Plans After Graduation: Physical Therapy School and working as an Athletic Trainer
Other UW-L Involvement: Iota Tau Alpha Vice President, Physical Therapy Club, Golden Key National Honor Society 

Secretary: Kaitlin Popp

   Jenna Crofts

Name: Jenna Crofts
Class: Senior
Position on Board: Secretary
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: Guiding and experiencing patients’ full recovery from initial injury all the way back to full recovery/participation.
Favorite Clinical: Men’s Basketball and Baseball
Plans After Graduation: Physical Therapy school
Other UW-L Involvement: Pre-PT club, Campus Crusade

Treasurer: Emilie Benick

    Emilie Benick

Name: emilie benick
Class: senior
Position on Board: treasurer
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: emergency/on the field care
Favorite Clinical: Viterbo
Plans After Graduation: Graduate school for Athletic Training or Kinesiology
Other UW-L Involvement: First Aider, ITA
Favorite Animal: Platypus

Senior Representative: Kalli Clark

   Kalli Clark

Name: Kalli Clark
Class: Senior
Position on Board: Senior Class Representative
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: The hands on learning experience, and getting to know a variety of people.
Favorite Clinical: I enjoyed all of my clinical experiences.
Plans After Graduation: Unknown.
Other UW-L Involvement: UWL First Aider, Participate in UWL Intramurals

Junior Representative: Emily Franz

   Emily Franz

Name: Emily Franz
Class: Junior
Position: Junior Class Representative
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: The athletes that we spend so much
time with; seeing them succeed
Favorite Clinical:Track and Field
Plans After Graduation: Graduate school
Other UW-L Involvement: ITA, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Intramural Sports

Sophomore Representative: Julia Spellman

    Julia Spellman

Name: Julia Spellman       
Class: Sophomore
Position on Board: Sophomore Class Representative
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: The relationships developed with my classmates and the athletes.
Favorite Clinical: Track & Field
Plans After Graduation: Continue onto grad school for Physicians Assistant
Other UW-L Involvement: SAC Committee and Intramurals 

WATA Student Affairs Committee Representative: Evan Mulder

Name: Evan Mulder
Class: Senior
Position on Board: WATA Student Affairs Committee Representative
Favorite Part of Athletic Training: The challenge of understanding and providing for the differing needs of each patient daily. Every athlete is unique in some way, and it is an athletic trainer’s job to figure out how we can best help the patient both physically and psychologically. Also, helping athletes to perform their best when it matters most is most rewarding especially because I enjoy the competitive setting.
Favorite Clinical: Wrestling & Men’s/Women’s Track and Field
Wrestling was a sport that I have not had much experience with as an athletic training student or as a spectator. It was interesting to learn about the sport which involves a wide variety of injuries at each joint of the body. I grew to like the sport and look forward to possibly being a part of it in the future.
Track was most rewarding because I worked as the head ATS on a team that won the conference championship. I was also able to travel with some of the girls that qualified for nationals in Claremont, CA. The athletes were always very enjoyable to work with, and I was able to work on a wide variety of skills as a healthcare professional.
Plans After Graduation: Pursue an NFL seasonal internship or continue my education at a division 1 university where I can work as a graduate assistant athletic trainer preferably with a football team.
Other UW-L Involvement: Coulee Chase Head (2011-12), Iota Tau Alpha President (2012-13), Golden Key International Honour Society, REC First Aider