Shelby Peel was recently awarded the 2018–2019 Oscar Roy Ashley Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to deserving and talented returning students who have demonstrated excellence in academic performance.
Shelby is currently working towards her Doctorate in Kinesiology and Sports Studies, emphasis in Biomechanics, under the supervision of Joshua Weinhandl, PhD. She is also concurrently completing a Master’s in Statistics and has maintained a 4.00 GPA through two years of this challenging academic endeavor. In addition to her excellence in the classroom, Shelby has demonstrated a high level of scholarly productivity. She has three first author manuscripts under review, and has been an instrumental collaborator on five other research projects. Shelby continues to present her research at regional, national, and international conferences. Shelby recently presented at the Mid-South Biomechanics Conference, where she was recognized with a student presentation award, and at the XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics in Brisbane, Australia. This summer she has plans to present her research at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in Minneapolis, MN, and internationally at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland.