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Chalisa Fonza

Position:
Athletic Trainer

Alma Mater:
Western Illinois '92, Ohio State '95

Chalisa Fonza

In her ninth season at Ohio State, Chalisa Fonza works primarily with women's basketball and golf.

Working at Cleveland State University for four years (1995-1999). Fonza provided care for the women's volleyball and women's basketball programs. She also was the coordinator of the student athletic training program and an instructor for basic and advanced athletic training courses.

After her experience at CSU, Fonza worked at Oklahoma State University as an assistant coordinator of sports medicine for one year before her return to Ohio State.

Fonza also is an approved clinical instructor in the OSU athletic training education program.

Fonza served as head athletic trainer for the WNBA's Washington Mystics during the 2005 season and as head athletic trainer and equipment manager for the Cleveland Rockers' inaugural season.

Fonza completed her bachelor of science degree in recreation, park, and tourism administration with an emphasis in athletic training at Western Illinois University in 1992. She then advanced her athletic training experience by accepting a graduate assistant position at Ohio State, where she earned her master's degree in teacher education, physical education in 1995.

Fonza is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association.

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