Cheryl Rockwood, head trainer and director of student athlete programming, joined the Union community in 1987.
She may be best known as a familiar presence at games, where she occasionally takes the field of play to aid a downed player.
Less publicly, along with athletic trainers Jill Crary-Gracz, Brandon Perry and Erik Ackerman, she runs the athletic training room in Achilles Center, where hundreds of student athletes come each year for treatment and rehabilitation.
Since the return to campus, Cheryl and her colleagues from Athletics have been staffing the COVID testing center in Memorial Fieldhouse.
She also oversees programming for student athletes covering topics ranging from nutrition to diversity awareness.
She lives in Schenectady with her husband, Barry Maday.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, mountain biking and kayaking.
FIRST APP YOU LOOK AT IN THE MORNING: Lately, Emocha!
ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES: If you tell me there's a good book I should read...I'll more than likely wait for the movie
BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED: “Never embarrass the program.” -- Carl Krein, Central Connecticut State University
FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: There are many beautiful spots on campus … any view of the Nott and the athletic training room
GO-TO BREAKFAST: At work, Pop-Tarts
NETFLIX OR AMAZON: Netflix
FAVORITE PODCAST: Would rather listen to music
ONE SKILL YOU WISH YOU HAD: I wish I could do a wheelie on my mountain bike!
BEST PART OF YOUR DAY: Every part of the day is the best part of my day!
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU: I was born in Nebraska