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Interview with Jenny Moshak
Voices of Diversity
  • Donna Marie Braquet, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • James Roger Weaver, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Document Type
Publication Date
  • Athletics,
  • Basketball,
  • Lady Vols,
  • Lesbian
Jenny Moshak
Women's Athletics
Time at UTK
19 years
Gender Identity
Type of Story
Date of Interview
Jenny Moshak is in her 21st year with the Lady Vols. She directs all sports medicine, athletic training, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning of the players on the eleven women’s teams at UT and continues to work directly with basketball, traveling with the team. Moshak’s vision led to the creation of Team ENHANCE, an unique program which creates a healthy culture for the Lady Vol student-athletes so they can achieve personal bests in their sports and in their lives. Under her leadership, the Women’s Athletics Department established the program to assist student-athletes in the nutritional, mental and emotional aspects of performance, with the guidance of UT professional staff, coaches and a comprehensive group of medical experts from the private sector. A graduate of Western Michigan in physical education, Moshak also holds a master's degree from UT in exercise physiology. She spent one year on the sports medicine/athletic training staff at Penn State before returning to UT as head athletic trainer in 1989. The Skokie, Ill., native has been a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association since 1986 and a certified strength and conditioning specialist since 1997. She is an adjunct professor with the exercise science department at UT. A frequent speaker at conferences and workshops across the country, she is often invited to write articles for sports-related magazines. Jenny Moshak has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them Western Michigan University Academy of Honors Award; four Governor’s Outstanding Tennessean Awards; the Chancellor’s Citation of Extraordinary Service to the University; the Team Excellence Award, and the Women of Achievement Award. The USA Olympic Committee cited her for “Outstanding Athletic Training Support at the United States Olympic Festival. An avid cyclist, she rode across the country with America By Bicycle, covering over 2900 miles in 27 days, an average of 120 miles per day; biked in England and Wales and most recently gloried in a twelve day jaunt of some 735 miles and 57,700 feet climbing in the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley area.

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Donna Marie Braquet and James Roger Weaver. "Interview with Jenny Moshak" (2008)
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