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Staff Athletic Trainers

Heather Bauby, Med, ATC, CSCS
Head Athletic Trainer

Randolph-Macon College Director of Athletics, Denis Kanach, announced on July 22, 2009 the elevation of Heather Bauby to the position of Head Athletic Trainer for the Yellow Jackets' 15 NCAA athletic programs. Bauby has served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for R-MC since September of 2004 and will begin her new appointment immediately.

In addition to her work at R-MC, Bauby is also currently employed as a Certified Athletic Trainer by No. 1 Soccer Camps, which is based out of Isle of Palms, South Carolina and Commonwealth Sports Medicine in nearby Glen Allen. 

Bauby came to Randolph-Macon from Gig Harbor, Washington, where she worked for MVP Physical Therapy for one year. During that time, Bauby was head athletic trainer at Peninsula High School, medic first aid/CPR instructor, strength and conditioning trainer, and water aerobics teacher.

Prior to her position in Washington, Bauby was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Virginia. She also served as a student athletic trainer as an undergraduate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Bauby received a B.S. degree in biology from RPI in May 2002. She went on to receive a master's of education in athletic training from the University of Virginia in January 2004. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the NATABOC, a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a medic first aid international instructor.

In addition to her athletic training duties, Bauby played soccer for four years at RPI. She was a two-year team captain, was first-team all-conference, all-state and all-region as a senior as well as MVP of the ECAC tournament. In addition, Bauby was named to the conference all-academic team twice, and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Board.

Chris Ritenour, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Chris Ritenour joined the Athletic Training staff at Randolph-Macon College in 2007. Ritenour came to Ashland after graduating from Radford University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education.

As a student at Radford, Ritenour worked as a Recreation Assistant and Student Athletic Trainer. In the spring of 2007, he interned at Virginia Tech University Physical Therapy. He also served as a Sports Medicine Intern with Virginia Tech football in the summer of 2006.



Matt An
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Matt An started working as an assistant athletic trainer at Randolph-Macon in 2016.

Prior to his arrival in Ashland, An worked as an athletic trainer at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He was the first football athletic trainer for the IMG Academy football team in 2013. An also served an integral role with IMG’s NFL Combine athletes. He assisted in the treatment, rehabilitation, evaluation, and management of the pre-draft athletes in preparation for the NFL Combine.

An earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training in 2011 at Miami University with a minor in Coaching. After Miami University, An earned a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Leadership in 2013 at Murray State University. While at Murray State, Matt was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the baseball team.

In the summers of 2011 and 2012, An was a summer athletic training intern with the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

Jennifer Payne
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jennifer Payne is in her first year as an assistant athletic trainer at Randolph-Macon College.

This past year, Payne was a seasonal athletic trainer at VMI, working with the men's soccer and baseball teams. She provided coverage for all practices and games, including traveling to away contests.

A native of Roseland, Va., Payne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in May, 2013.

Payne received a Master of Arts and Sciences degree in Athletic Training from Shenandoah University in May of 2016. She received the Outstanding Research Project Award and the James R. and Mary B. Wilkins Athletic Training Program Award. During grad school, Payne worked at Strasburg High School, assisting the athletic trainer in the assessment, treatment, management and prevention of injuries. In addition, she worked at Georgetown University and Bishop McNamara High School. Payne also worked with the women's basketball and softball teams at SU.