Marissa Sciabarra enters her first year as a seasonal athletic trainer at the Institute. She will work primarily with the men’s soccer and lacrosse programs.
She comes to VMI most recently from the Arizona Diamondbacks organization where she worked with a team of certified athletic trainers to facilitate rehabilitation of minor and major league athletes. She also aided in the rehab of baseball-specific injuries such as UCL reconstruction and sprain, elbow inflammation, labral repair and bone spur removal.
As an undergrad student at the University of South Carolina from 2015-19, Sciabarra earned a multitude of athletic training opportunities including her most recent stops as a senior at Campus Recreation (Jan-May 2019) and the volleyball team (Aug.-Dec. 2018).
During her junior year at South Carolina, Sciabarra worked with the football team from Jan.-April 2018 and the Palmetto Health USC Orthopedic Center from Aug.-Dec. 2017.
Other training opportunities at the UofSC including working with the baseball team from Jan.-May of 2017 and the football team from July-Dec. 2016. She also learned on-the-job training at nearby Eau Claire High School in Columbia, S.C., and River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C.
On top of training, Sciabarra served as a teaching assistant for three separate undergraduate courses during summers found positions with USA Baseball (Summer 2018), Varsity Spirit (Summer 2018), the Run Hard Columbia Marathon (March 2018) and the Lexington County Blowfish collegiate summer baseball team (Summer 2017).
Sciabarra is a member of the NATA, the South Carolina Athletic Training Student Association and the USC Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-Health Honor Society. She is certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers, the American Red Cross and holds athletic training licenses in the states of Virginia of Arizona.
Sciabarra graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science in athletic training, finishing with leadership distinction in professional and civic engagement from the Arnold School of Public Health.