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PRESIDENT

Emilio Araujo III LAT

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VICE PRESIDENT

Benjamin Snyder, MA, ATC/LAT

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SECRETARY

Sadie Snyder, LAT

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TREASURER

Maria Tuck, LAT

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

Eric Rueda, MS, LAT

 

Emilio Araujo

Emilio is an El Paso native who graduated from Cathedral High School.  He is on his 4th term as SCATA President.  Before that he was Public Relations Representative for 2 years. He Graduated with his Bachelors from the Athletic Training Education program at New Mexico State University in 2004.  He started his athletic training career at Irvin High School In 2006 and was there for 8 years. He received the Manny Pacillas Award through SCATA in 2014.  He is now in his 5th year at Coronado High School.

 

Ben Snyder

Ben arrived in El Paso in 2013 after finishing his bachelors of science majoring in Athletic Training from Missouri Valley College. He attended UTEP for 2 years earning a Master’s degree while studying under Dawn Hearn. Upon graduation, Ben worked as the head athletic trainer at Anthony ISD for 3 years. The past 2 years Ben has been a sports medicine/health science instructor at the Center for Career and Technology Education (CCTE). Other roles include HOSA advisor and instructor at UTEP in the Athletic Training Internship Program as well as a PRN athletic trainer for EPISD. He is currently attending A.T. Still University working towards a Doctorate in Athletic Training. 

 

Sadie Snyder

Sadie earned her Associates degree in 2011 from Iowa Western CC in Council Bluffs, IA. She then continued her education at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 2013. Sadie started her career at El Paso CC in 2014 working with softball, baseball, cross country and half marathon teams. In 2016 she made the switch to El Paso ISD/Irvin High school, where she currently works. Sadie has been a SCATA member since 2014 and will soon be honored with the Manny Pacias award. She is happily married to Ben and mother to Scarlett.

 

Maria Tuck

Maria is an El Paso native. She graduated from Burges High School where she had the honor of learning under one of SCATA’s legends Manny Pacillas. She went on to study at UTEP under 2 other SCATA greats, Dave Binder and Dawn Hearn. She Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 1993. She has held every office in SCATA at some point in her career. She has worked at Jefferson High School since 1994, recently completing her 26th year. She was inducted into the SCATA Hall of Fame in 2015. She is a proud mother to 2 wonderful teenagers.

Eric Rueda

Eric is an El Paso native, graduating from Montwood High School. He received his Associates of Arts from EPCC in 2012 and then attended UTEP where he studied under Dawn Hearn and Tony Cordova. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from UTEP in 2016. He received his Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training from the University of South Florida in 2019. He worked at Southwest Sport and Spine for 1 year before moving to Mountain View High School. He has been a SCATA member for 3 years, and has been public relations officer since 2018.

 
 
 
 

The Mission of the Sun City Athletic Trainers’ Association is to promote Athletic Training within the Community of El Paso, Texas and the surrounding cities, including Southern New Mexico by providing continuing education hours and training to Athletic Trainers and Student Athletic Trainers. In order to provide the best quality of Services to our patients. In addition, to maintain an atmosphere for the free Exchange of ideas and methods for the optimal practice of Athletic Training.

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