In her first season as a member of the Rice Sports Medicine Staff (June 2017), Adrienne Garcia will be working with the Owls Women’s Swimming, Men’s Tennis and Women’s Tennis programs.
Prior to Rice, she served as an Intern Certified Athletic Trainer at the University of Houston where she worked with the first time 2017 American Conference Champion Women’s Swimming and Diving program for one season.
Before making her way back to Texas, Adrienne worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, FL) where she worked primarily with the Rattler’s Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, M/W Tennis and Football teams. She also assisted in providing medical care to all 15 of FAMU Varsity sports as needed.
Garcia earned her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Management in 2015 from the University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO) and worked as a Graduate Assistant with the Mules and Jennies Volleyball, M/W Track & Field, Football and Softball programs.
A Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification and licensed through the State of Texas, Adrienne received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. She was afforded the opportunity to work as an Athletic Training Student with Texas Athletics and assisted in providing medical care for the Men’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s Tennis, Football, Softball, Women’s Track & Field and Spirit programs.
A native of Alice, Texas, she enjoys the great outdoors, dancing to any type of music, spending time with her family (including her fur-niece/fur-nephews), playing tennis and strumming her ukulele in her free time.