Layci Watts begins her first year as a graduate assistant in the Athletic Training Department at Cumberland University after interning during Spring 2012 at CU.
The Lawrenceville, Pa., native assisted with a number of sports as a student athletic trainer at her alma mater, Lock Haven University, including spring football, indoor track and field and the rehabilitation center. She received the PIAA District 4 Sportsmanship Award and was a McKelvey Scholar. Watts was named the David Tomasi Scholarship winner and earned the NATA District 2 Joe Iezzi Scholarship.
She worked at Peninsula Rehabilitation in Ocean City, Md., in 2012. Watts is a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is a Certified Athletic Trainer.
She graduated as Class Valedictorian from Williamson High School before attending Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa. She was required to pursue a semester internship as part of graduation requirements from Lock Haven and worked with the baseball program at Cumberland during her final semester of college.
Watts received her bachelor’s in Athletic Training with a minor in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lock Haven University in May 2012. She was a member of the Global Honors Program and the Dean’s List all four years at Lock Haven and graduated with a 3.86 grade-point-average. She is currently working on a master’s in Health and Human Performance at Cumberland.