Melissa Brungard enters her second season as the athletic trainer for the men's and women's gymnastics teams after joining the Sports Medicine Staff in December of 2010.
The Normal, Ill., native is a 2008 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where she earned a B.S. in Athletic Training. Brungard additionally earned her master's degree in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Missouri in 2010. She spent her time as a graduate assistant from 2008-2010 working with the Missouri women's gymnastics team.
Brungard is an Illinois State Licensed Athletic Trainer and a member of both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association. She currently resides in Champaign, Ill.