Athletic Trainer entering
National Beauty Pageant
Arianne M. Davis, M.Ed, AT, ATC, ROT is Head Athletic
Trainer for Lake Superior State University. She has been
working in this setting for over 3 years.
QDescribe your setting?
AI work for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in the University Athletics department. We are D2, with D1 ice hockey.
QDescribe your typical day.
AMy average day starts at 5:45am, lasting until 6:30pm or 7:00pm. I provide AT services for our men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, men’s and women’s
varsity (and separate JV roster) basketball and men’s and
women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams.
QHow long have you been practicing as an AT?
AThis is my third year with Lake Superior State University (LSSU), but I have been in collegiate athletics most of my 15 years. I spent one year in a hospital orthopedics
outreach as an Athletic Trainer (AT) in the clinical setting, and
an AT for secondary school district position in Pennsylvania
before an internal transfer to a university. Upon moving to
Michigan, I spent the first semester as an Assistant Track
and Field Coach to my husband, while teaching as an adjunct
at a local tribal community college, before being hired for my
When my schedule allows, I go for a run (I am training for
another marathon in May 2018), I volunteer with Girls on the
Run or Special Olympics and, I am Mrs. Michigan Captivating,
representing our state however I can. I will be competing at
the national pageant the last weekend of July 2018.
QWhat do you like about your position?
AThe variety. I love that no 2 days are EVER the same. I experience a similar adrenaline rush caring for the athletes as I did when I was a collegiate athlete. I think
that is one similarity that most ATs share.