Ashley Rudolph is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Ashley began her career at Michigan State University. As a first-year undergrad she had the opportunity to travel the entire season with women’s basketball. Additional sport assignments included Spartan football, cross country, track and field. By her senior year, she was responsible for the medical care of crew. Ashley completed her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in 2010. She then took her skills to the University of South Carolina.
Ashley’s graduate assistantship with the Gamecocks started with Cross Country, Track and Field. Then, Benedict College, a HBCU in Columbia. While at Benedict, Ashley assisted in the medical coverage of 16 sports. In addition to working at South Carolina, Ashley took on the role as Wellness Specialist for Otis Spunkmeyer. As the on-site medical provider her responsibilities included administering first-aid, in-house and independent rehabilitation, health education, and ergonomic assessments for employees. She also served as a liaison with plant safety and human resources.
Upon completion of her Masters of Science in 2012, Ashley returned to Detroit and began working for the Detroit Diesel Corporation where her primary responsibility was designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs. She also served as an athletic trainer for Henry Ford Health Systems, assisting in community programs that promoted health, fitness, and nutrition in the Detroit Metro area.
Ashley is now the athletic trainer for VCU Cross Country, Track and Field teams. She utilizes her skills in manual medicine to help her athletes compete at their highest levels. Ashley intends to be an example in the profession and encourage retention in minority athletic trainers.