Zakiya Overton begins her first year as an assistant athletic trainer at Francis Marion University.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Overton earned a B.S. degree in athletic training from Campbell University in 2016 and a M.A. degree in interdisciplinary studies of human behavior from Hood College in 2018.
She previously worked with men's and women's athletic teams at Frederick Community College and Hood College. She has also staff numerous events, including the 2018 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship in February 2018, the Sand Duels Beach Soccer Tournament in June 2017, the FC Frederick Pro Game in May 2017, and the Battle of the States: Lacrosse Showcase in November 2016.
Overton has clinical work experience with Campbell University athletic teams, Advanced Physical Therapy Solution, and several high school athletic programs.
She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, South Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer's Association. She is certified with the American Red Cross (CPR/AED and First Aid).