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Biomechanics PhD student awarded Graduate School Fellowship


Shelby Peel was awarded the 2016-2017 J. Wallace & Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to incoming graduate students who have excelled in their previous undergraduate/graduate work and who show promise for outstanding graduate work in excellent and demanding programs at the University of Tennessee.

Shelby is currently completing her Master’s degree in Health and Sport Sciences from the University of Memphis with a GPA of 3.96. Her thesis research was focused on understanding the effects of pitch repetition on lower extremity joint kinetics. In addition to her thesis, Shelby was an integral part of several research projects which has already led to co-authorship on four peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Shelby will begin the Kinesiology and Sports Studies PhD, Biomechanics specialization, in the fall of 2016 under the supervision of Joshua Weinhandl. Her intended research focus will be on the development of novel approaches to identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal injury in athletic performance.