Gretchen Buskirk, LAT, ATC
Gretchen graduated from Elon University in 2004 in Sports Medicine with an Athletic Training concentration and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Adult Education at North Carolina State University. While at NC State, she is a graduate assistant working with the men's and women's cross county and track and field teams. During her time at Elon, she worked with the women's track and field, men's basketball, soccer, and baseball teams. She is from Richmond, Virginia and has been a certified and licensed athletic trainer since 2004.
Chris Morland, MS, CSCS
Chris Morland is in his 3rd year at NC State University and 9th year in Division I athletics as either an athlete or coach. Currently, he supports the track & field, swimming & diving, and wrestling staff by preparing their strength and conditioning programs. These teams have captured four ACC championships in Cross Country and wrestling in two years. Previously, at the University of North Texas he helped the women's track team capture the first ever conference championship by preparing strength and conditioning programs and coaching two school record holders in the throwing events. He has been CSCS certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for two years.
Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Bryan is the medical consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the editor of the ACC Sports Sciences website. Prior to his duties for the ACC, Dr. Smith was the Head Team Physician at the University of North Carolina for nearly ten years. He has authored approximately fifty scholarly articles and given more than sixty -five invited scholarly lectures. A pediatrician with a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Smith is a past member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as the medical consultant to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, served on the NCAA Baseball Research Panel, and has been a past chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Currently, Dr. Smith is a member of the United States Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee.