Shanti Calabrese joined the University of Illinois Sports Medicine staff in the summer of 2012, working as the assistant athletic trainer for softball and cheerleading. Prior to her arrival at Illinois, she worked as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the men's and women's tennis programs at Oklahoma, where she also earned a Master of Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration.
A native of Chicago, Ill., Shanti earned a B.A at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., in 2007 and a Master of Science in Athletic Training at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 2010. At UNCG, she worked with the women's soccer and baseball programs, as well as with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in Cary, N.C.
Updated September 2012