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Intern Athletic Trainers:

Ashia Jones BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Current Responsibilities: Swimming & Diving
Undergraduate: Michigan State University- BS, Athletic Training
Undergraduate Experience: Football, East Lansing High School, Women's Basketball, MSU Physical Therapy Clinic, Track & Field, Women's Soccer High School
Bio: Ashia Jones begins her first year at the University of Houston as an Athletic Training Intern. Her primary team responsibility is with the swimming & diving teams, however she also assists with coverage for other UH teams. Ashia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Michigan State University. Prior to MSU, she graduated from Ontario High School of Ontario, Ohio in 2011. After the completion of her internship, Jones plans on pursuing her masters degree. She likes to return to her hometown to visit her parents, DeLon and Jerome Hall, as well as her two brothers, sister, grandmother, other family and friends. When she's not working, she enjoys eating and sleeping.
Email: acjones7@central.uh.edu

First Year Graduate Assistants:

Yuri Ashley, BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Current Responsibilities: Cross Country, Track and Field
Current Pursuit: Physical Education, Emphasis in Sports and Fitness Administration
Undergraduate: LSU- BS, Athletic Training 
Undergraduate Experience: Softball, Football, University Laboratory High School
Bio: Yuri Ashley enters his first year at the University of Houston as an Assistant Athletic Training Intern with Cross Country, Track and Field. Ashley received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from LSU. A native of Shreveport, LA, Ashley graduated C.E. Byrd High School in 2010. After completion of his internship, Ashley plans on pursuing his Masters degree from the University of Houston.
Email: ydashley@Central.UH.EDU

Blake Lapier BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas
Current Responsibilities: Football
Current Pursuit: UH-MA in Sports and Fitness Administration
Undergraduate: The University of Texas at Austin, BS in Athletic Training
Undergraduate Experience: Football, Women's Soccer, Women's Rowing, Softball, Cedar Ridge High School, Pflugerville Connally High School
Bio: Blake enters his first year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston. His primary responsibility is with football. He is also a preceptor for the MAT program. A Texas native, Blake graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys grilling out, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends. Blake is engaged to his fiancée Robyn Horton.
Email: bjlapier@central.uh.edu

Second Year Graduate Assistants:

Katherine Barnes BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Current Responsibilities: Softball
Current Pursuit: UH-MA Sports and Fitness Administration
Undergraduate: Baylor University- BS Athletic Training
Undergraduate Experience: Football, Women's Soccer, Baseball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Acrobatics & Tumbling
Bio:  Katherine Barnes enters her 1st season as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston. Her primary team coverage is with women's softball. She also assists in sports medicine coverage with all other sports teams. Katherine serves as a preceptor for the MAT program.
She is a native of Houston, Texas. Katherine graduated from Bellaire High School in 2010, and she continued her education at Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training in 2014. She is currently working towards her Master's degree from the University of Houston. 
Email:   kcbarnes@Central.UH.EDU

Wafaa Chatila BS,ATC,LAT
Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas
Current Responsibilities: Women's Soccer
Current Pursuit: UH-MA in Sports and Fitness Administration
Undergraduate: Texas Christian University- BS, Athletic Training
Undergraduate Experience: TCU Football, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Aledo High School, Trinity Valley School, All Saints Episcopal School, and North Texas physical therapy clinic.
Bio: Wafaa Chatila enters her first year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Houston. Her primary team coverage is with women's soccer but also assists with other UH sports teams.
A Texas native, Wafaa graduated from TCU with a bachelor's degree in athletic training. As an undergraduate for the horned frogs, she worked with TCU's 2010 Rose bowl champion football team as well as many other sports on campus.
Email:  wschatil@Central.UH.EDU

Nikki Hight, BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Willis, TX
Current Responsibilities: Swimming and Diving
Current Pursuit: UH-MA, Physical Education, Sports and Fitness Administration 
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Austin, BS in Athletic Training
Undergraduate Experience: Men's Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Women's Track and Field, Leander High School (football, basketball, wrestling), Women's Swimming and Diving 
Bio:  Nikki Hight is beginning her first year at the University of Houston as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, primarily with the Swimming and Diving team. She assists with sports medicine coverage for other UH teams. She is also pursuing a Master's at UH in Sports and Fitness Administration.
Nikki graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Athletic Training in May 2014. Prior to Austin, she graduated from Willis High School in Willis, TX in 2010.
Nikki (formerly Hogan) is married to Casey Hight of Conroe, TX and the couple has one cat, Boo. 
Email:  mnhogan@utexas.edu

Lindsey Matvey, BS, ATC, LAT
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
Current Responsibilities: Volleyball and Women's Tennis
Current Pursuit: UH-MA, Sports and Fitness Administration
Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin- BS, Athletic Training
Undergrad Experience: Football, Men's Basketball, Softball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Westwood High School
Bio: Lindsey is entering her first year at the University of Houston, seeking a degree in Sports and Fitness Administration. She currently covers volleyball and women's tennis for the Cougars and also serves a preceptor for the MAT program.
After graduating from North Mesquite High School in 2009, she went on to complete her bachelor's degree in athletic training from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She enjoys going back to her hometown to visit her parents, Richard and Lori Matvey, as well as her two sisters, niece, and nephew. When she's not working, she enjoys being at the lake or taking a run on trails.
Email: ljmatvey@Central.UH.EDU

09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
11:00 AM
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Lamar
Lamar
TDECU Stadium
11:00 AM
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:30 PM
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
Tickets
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:00 PM
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
TDECU Stadium
TBA
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11/21/16
George Mason
vs George Mason
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
6:30 PM
11/22/16
vs Kent State/South Dakota
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
11/23/16
vs TBD
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA

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