Head Trainer to Serve on Social Justice Task Force

Dec 21, 2020

The group will assist the PSAC on policies, programs and other initiatives.

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California University of Pennsylvania Head Athletic Trainer Scott Zema was recently selected to serve on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Social Justice Task Force.

The purpose of the Social Justice Task Force is to assist the PSAC and its member institutions in developing and recommending policy, programs, initiatives and education for the awareness, improvement, and success of the conference's efforts in diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice.

The task force will be composed of a diverse blend of student-athletes, coaches, campus administrators and athletics department staff members, with at least one representative from each of the league's 18 full member institutions.

"I'd like to thank Athletic Director Dr. Karen Hjerpe for submitting my name for consideration for this task force," said Zema. "I'm honored to have been selected for this important endeavor and hope that I represent Cal U and the PSAC in advocating for and having a positive impact on our student-athletes and community."

Zema joined Cal U in May 2018 after serving five-plus years as the Associate Athletic Director and Athletics Health Care Administrator (AHCA) at Stevenson (Md.), a NCAA Division III program. He previously spent over a decade in the PSAC as both a faculty member and certified athletic trainer at Slippery Rock.

In addition to his role at Cal U, Zema has served as a certified athletic trainer spotter with the Player Health and Safety Department of the NFL since 2015. He currently serves in that capacity with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

— Courtesy of Cal U Athletics