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Athletic-Training-Summer Camp Meet-The-Staff

Camp Faculty


Darcy

 

Darcy (D-Trip) Downey – Camp Co-Director

Hometown: Wall, SD

Classification: Old timer – Program Director

How did you find out about athletic training? I did not have or even know what AT’s were until I played basketball in college and sprained my ankle.

Why do you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love Texas State and Texas State AT for so many reasons but I think the main reason is we are a family.

Megan

Megan “Meg” Haynes – Camp Co-Director

Hometown: Lolita, TX - Industrial High School

Classification: I graduated from Texas State with a B.E.S.S. in Athletic Training in 2007, MEd in 2009, and MS in Athletic Training in 2010.

Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? Unfortunately not. I went to a small school and didn’t know what athletic training was until I came to college.

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I came to Texas State in 2003 when I began my undergraduate degree. My first class in athletic training was taught by David Gish, a great friend of mine, and Texas State’s previous Head Athletic Trainer. The information he taught was so exciting to me, and you could tell he loved what he taught.

Luckily, I was able to learn a lot from this man before he lost his battle to cancer. He has impacted many of us that teach and cover sports at Texas State. We are all family and love our profession. We all hope that you will too!

Why you are excited to work camp? I first became involved with the camp when I was in my first year in our program and was asked to be a counselor. I had so much fun teaching students about the things that I love! Since then, I have continued to work camp, teach classes, and am now the Co-Director. This is my 14th year to be involved with camp and I couldn’t be more excited!

Allison

Allison Beazley

Hometown: Allen, Texas. I went to Allen High School and was a student athletic trainer there for all 4 years of high school.
Classification: Junior (level 2)
Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? No, but I wish I had!
Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love Texas State Athletic Training because I get to enhance my knowledge and gain more experience doing what I love. They always challenge me to be the best that I can be. And the bonus is gaining all the new friendships and relationships along the way.
Why are you excited to work camp? I’m excited to work camp because I get to share my passion for this program and hopefully help people find their passion.

Cassandra

Cassandra Bustos-Reyes

Hometown: Austin, TX. I was a student athletic trainer for two years at Del Valle high school.

Classification: Senior

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love Texas State Athletic Training because this is my family. From the beginning, you begin to create relationships with classmates, teachers and preceptors. Who all care and push you to limits you never knew you could reach.

Why are you excited to work camp? I am excited to work camp as a camp counselor and meet all the campers, spending days together while creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime.

Yazmin

Yazmin Lara

Hometown: Houston, TX – South Houston High School

Classification: Senior

Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? Yes, I attended the Disney themed camp back in June 2014. My group was Toy Story!

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I have made life long friends and mentors in the athletic training program. It is a program that I have the upmost respect for, it has definitely given me so many opportunities to succeed in the athletic training field and in life.

Why you are excited to work camp? I look forward to teaching and mentoring the future of our profession. I hope that I can influence these students to pursue their passions and goals whatever they may be.

Kelsey

Kelsey “Kellogg’s” Longoria

Hometown: Shiner, TX - I was an Athletic Training Student at St. Paul high school for three years.

Classification: Junior

Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? Yes, I attended in 2015. The theme was safari and I was apart of the giraffe group.

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love how our program is truly like a family and how it is full of great people that want you to succeed and make you the best person that you can be.

Why you are excited to work camp? I loved being a camper but I can’t wait to be a counselor and inspire other people about the amazing profession of athletic training.

Zach

Zachary “Zach” Patton

Hometown: Cedar Park, TX. Was an athletic training student aid for four years at Leander High School

Classification: Junior

Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? Yes in 2014 with a Disney theme!

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I get to do what I love and have the opportunity to learn something new every day!

Why you are excited to work camp? I get to share my passion for what I like to do with others and have lots of fun while doing it!

Jovany

Jovany Perez

Hometown: Laredo, TX – United High School

Classification: Junior, Class of 2020

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? Texas State Athletic Training makes you the best you can be. They push you to be the best you can.

Why you are excited to work camp? It’s a great time and chance to connect with potential future AT peers!

Lindsey

Lindsey Porter

Hometown: Houston, TX. I was an athletic training student aide all four years at Katy Taylor High School.

Classification: Junior

Did you attend the camp when you were in high school? I attended camp in the summer of 2013. The theme was Professions. I was in the firefighter group.

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love being able to help others! Seeing the growth and improvement over time in not just an injury but in the person as well. Plus, I absolutely adore the staff here. It feels more like a family rather than classmates, teachers and preceptors. A home away from home!

Why you are excited to work camp? Y'all are the future! I can't wait to see the growth you will have at camp and, hopefully further down the line, the growth you will make here at Texas State. Eat 'Em up, Cats!

Malory

Mallory "Mal" Przybylski

Hometown: Temple, Texas – Academy High School

Classification: Junior

Why you love Texas State Athletic Training? I love Texas State Athletic Training because of the person it has made me, the relationships I have formed, and the memories I have already made, and I have only been in the program for one year! The staff and upper class-man truly want the best for and push me to be the best I can be as a clinician and as a person!

Why you are excited to work camp? I am PUMPED to work camp because as a kid I loved all of the summer camps that I attended, and I loved the camp staff even more. I can't wait to help the campers learn more about athletic training and have a fantastic time while learning!