Gabrielle Smallwood was named Head Athletic Trainer at Frederick Community College in the summer of 2019.
She comes to FCC after completing her graduate assistantship at McDaniel College, where she earned a master of science in Kinesiology. Over the last two years, she worked autonomously with a variety of teams but had specific duties with the women's soccer, swimming, men's basketball, softball, track and field, and tennis teams. She also had the opportunity to work JV and spring football. She helped supervise the undergraduate program students in the clinical setting while doing evaluations, rehabilitations and treatments. As a graduate assistant she also completed an internship allowing her to gain knowledge about higher education. During her internship she worked with students that were minoring in athletic training and was responsible for helping educate those students concerning the profession.
As an undergraduate at Eastern University, she earned her bachelor of science in athletic training while working at many different clinical sites such as Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Malvern Preparatory School, as well as Haverford College. As a senior, she worked closely with the Haverford College Women’s Basketball team allowing her to work mostly independent as an athletic trainer prior to taking the board certifying exam.
Gabrielle also has experience working with youth sports. She has worked with athletes of all ages ranging from seven to 22 years of age and has worked numerous camps such as PGC, Lax U and Sixers camp.
She is board certified, state licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.