Therapist named to International University Sports Federation summer games

Tracy Meloche has been named an athletic therapist on the Canadian core medical team for the upcoming 25th International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade. This year’s event is being hosted by Belgrade, Serbia, from July 1 to 12 and will feature many of the top university athletes from around the world.

Left: Tracy Meloche

Meloche, who is the supervisor of the Gorman/Shore Sport Injury Clinic at York University, will work with any athlete that comes into the Canadian medical clinic. She will also be assigned to a specific team that will be announced at a later date.

“I am very happy and excited to be selected to the FISU medical team again this year,” says Meloche. “I really enjoy working with the other support staff and the athletes that represent Canada at these games.”

Meloche’s upcoming trip to Serbia marks her fourth straight appointment on the Canadian FISU Summer Universiade medical team. She was selected to the core medical teams in 2003 and 2005 when the events were held in Daegu, South Korea and Izmir, Turkey, respectively. For the 2007 games in Bangkok, Thailand, she was the chief therapist for the Canadian team.

In addition to four FISU games, Meloche has been a therapist for several other international events, most notably the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, which she attended as a dedicated therapist for the Canadian women’s softball team. She was also the therapist for the women’s national softball team in 1999 and 2000, attended the Junior World Softball Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1999 and worked at the Women’s World Hockey Championship in 2000.