Teig Palmateer is in her first year with the athletic training team as an assistant athletic trainer. For the Tigers, her main responsibilities are women’s soccer, field hockey, women’s basketball, and men’s lacrosse.
Palmateer is a member of the Tennessee Athletic Trainer’s Society (TATS), Southeastern Athletic Trainer’s Association (SEATA), and the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). She is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Tennessee.
Palmateer attended Morehead State University (Ky.) for her undergraduate work and played soccer for the NCAA Division I institution. Lettering in all four seasons with the Eagles, she played in 68 matches with 36 starts as a midfielder with one goal and three assists. Named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team her senior season, the Mokena, Ill. native played in each game and started every conference match, playing in over 1,500 minutes on the pitch.
Attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for graduate school, she completed a research study titled Neuromechanical Factors Associated with College Football Injury Risk with classmates and faculty advisor Gary B. Wilkerson prior to graduating.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in May of 2016 from Morehead State. and a Master of Science in Athletic Training at Tennessee-Chattanooga in May of 2018.