Student athletic trainer moving on

Erica Austin

By: Justin Hargrove, Assistant Athletic Director

Northeast Texas Community College Athletic Training is pleased to announce that Student Athletic Trainer Erica Austin will be joining the Texas A&M University—Commerce Athletic Training program in the Fall of 2021.

Erica came to NTCC from Texarkana Pleasant Grove High School in the Fall of 2019 and has worked with each of the Eagle Athletic Teams in her two years here at NTCC.

As a student athletic trainer, she has been able to learn about injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries while working in the athletic training room and attending practices and games for NTCC Athletics. Erica has gained valuable athletic training experience with Baseball, Softball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer and Rodeo during her time here.

Erica will graduate in May from NTCC with an Associates of Science in Human Performance. During her time in the class room she has completed some of the courses she will need to sit for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Athletic Training exam upon finishing her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Erica will obtain her Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University Commerce and then will attend Graduate school to fulfill the requirements set by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Erica will join fellow Eagle Alumni Shalem Hobbs in the TAMUC Athletic Training Department. Congratulations to Erica and Shalem!