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Ashley Anderson is in her fifth year as an associate athletic trainer for the East Carolina University athletic training team after joining the program in the summer of 2009. Anderson's primary sport responsibility is working with the women's basketball program. She is responsible for the day-to-day care, injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation for the Lady Pirates.
Prior to arriving at ECU, Anderson spent two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Louisiana State University, earning a Master of Science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport management and administration. As a first year graduate assistant, Anderson was an integral part of the Tigers' 2008 BCS National Championship football program. Her second year was spent overseeing the women's soccer program, while simultaneously providing care for the Nationally Ranked Lady Tiger Basketball team.
Anderson began her career in sports medicine as an athletic training student at Florida State University. In 2007, Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences with a degree in sports medicine/athletic training. While with the Seminoles, Anderson worked with numerous sports programs including football, softball, volleyball, and women's soccer, earning a National Championship with the 2006 Seminoles' men's track and field program.
A native of Weston, Fla., Anderson is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She is also a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) through the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners.
Anderson is engaged to Mike Yartin and plans to marry in the summer of 2014. The couple reside in Greenville.