Melissa Adams joined the UAB athletic training staff in August of 2008. Adams comes to UAB from the University of Richmond where she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in charge of the women's field hockey and women's lacrosse teams from 2007-2008. Prior to the University of Richmond, she was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Southeast Missouri State University in which she worked with the Redhawk women's soccer program and assisted with baseball. Adams began her career as an undergraduate student at Eastern Michigan University working as an Athletic Training Student with the Eagles athletic programs. Upon completion of her course work, Adams was an Intern Athletic Trainer at Auburn University with track and field. Adams received her B.S. in Sports Medicine from Eastern Michigan in 2005 and her M.A. in Higher Education Athletic Administration from Southeast Missouri in 2007. She currently is an assistant athletic trainer for the women's cross country and track & field team. A native of Chelsea, Mich., Adams is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association.