National Athletic Training Month Spotlight: Emma Natsumi Connelly

National Athletic Training Month Spotlight: Emma Natsumi Connelly

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Every March, the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) spreads awareness about the important work of athletic trainers during National Athletic Training Month. The organization supports its members through the sharing of stories and media to elevate different programs and individuals behind this year's campaign slogan: "ATs Impact Health Care Through Action."

Emma Natsumi Connelly is the first of UC Santa Barbara's six certified athletic trainers (ATC) to be featured this month and is assigned to the both the women's basketball team and the men's and women's swim teams.

Natsumi Connelly on why she became an ATC: "I enjoy working with passionate and highly motivated people and this profession allows me to help such people become the best versions of themselves."