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Dakota DeAmicis, '17

Dakota DeAmicis, '17Dakota DeAmicis, who will graduate in 2017, will be among the first students to graduate from Muskingum University with an athletic training degree. Dakota came to Muskingum from her hometown of Salem, Ohio because she was recruited to play softball and she loved the friendly atmosphere and “homey” feeling on campus. In addition to playing softball, Dakota is a representative on SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Dakota was originally a business major, but found that it was not for her. She says, “When I joined the AT program as it was just starting up, I knew that this is what I wanted to do in my life. I enjoy helping athletes and building that relationship with student athletes. After graduating I plan on attending a physical therapy school to become a sports physical therapist.” Dakota’s goal is to help athletes to come back from an injury and make steps toward healing every day.

Dakota had an opportunity to build a relationship with student athletes when she did a clinical rotation at nearby John Glenn High School. She said, “I never anticipated the relationship that I grew with each of the athletes, knowing that they can trust me with any questions they have.”

Dakota has also enjoyed working with her classmates in the Athletic Training Department, and is especially thankful for her athletic training faculty who have helped her through her academic coursework.