Shannon Clegg has been an assistant athletic trainer at GW since 2008. She currently works with the GW softball and men's and women's tennis teams and provides full-time supervisory coverage at the Mount Vernon complex, and she has previously worked with the lacrosse and men's basketball teams, as well. A native of Piscataway, N.J., Clegg earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Springfield College in 2006 and her master's of education in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training from Temple University in 2008. Prior to coming to GW, Clegg served as a graduate assistant with Drexel University Club Sports and Recreation, where she oversaw 22 teams, with primary interaction with the men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's rugby, men's and women's lacrosse and men's and women's soccer squads. Clegg completed the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist certification in December 2011. In addition, she has an extensive background in concussions, conducting her master's research on the topic and producing a thesis entitled "The Effect of Soccer Heading on Brain Injury Protein Markers."
Clegg is a contributing author on several publications, including:
-"Genetic Variation & Individualized Medicine" Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, 2010 Nov 19(4)
-"An in-vivo model of function head impact testing in non-helmeted athletes" Journal of Sports Engineering & Technology, 2009 Sept 223(3)