Seaton feature in UC Magazine
Off the track, the UC women's program has earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Awards in cross country and track and field for the last three seasons, with a program high 3.64 GPA by the women's cross country team in 2009, ranking them 18th in the country amongst all Division I institutions. UC also named 11 individuals to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team after reaching NCAA regional or NCAA preliminary qualifying marks in their respective events while posting GPA's greater than 3.25. The Bearcats also do countless volunteer service hours in the community with organizations like Girls on the Run, the local veteran's hospital, Operation School Bell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank as well as mentoring at various local schools.
Before joining the Bearcats Seaton spent six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin and three years as an assistant at Northern Arizona University. During that time Seaton mentored five All-Americans, 16 conference champions, and nine NCAA qualifiers and was part of 15 conference championship team titles and 10 NCAA Top 10 teams.
A native of Saalfeld, Germany, Seaton earned her bachelor's degree from the German College of Sports Science in 1991 and a master's in exercise science from the University of Leipzig in 1994. Seaton was a standout athlete for the East German junior track and field team and competed for her German club team SC Motor Jena from 1984-87. She has competitive experience in the javelin, discus, shot put, multi events, high jump, long jump, hurdles and cross country. At the prime of her career she was a javelin specialist and took third place at the 1989 East German amateur national championships and finished in second place at the 1986 national club championships.
Seaton has earned Level I and Level II USA Track and Field coaching education certifications, is a graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and a member of the Alliance for Women Coaches. In the fall of 2010, Seaton was selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Track and Field / Cross Country Committee and recently had her term extended to June 2015. In addition to her committee responsibilities, Seaton has also been a speaker on the topic of throwing events, jumping events and training theory at major coaching clinics throughout the United States.
Susan and her husband, Robert, who reside in College Hill, are parents to Patrick and Aidan.