Assistant Athletic Trainer (Field Hockey & Men’s Track)
Joined Duke: 2017
Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
Alma Mater: Michigan State University, The Ohio State University
Erika Ralston, a native of Hilliard, Ohio, joined the Duke Athletic Medicine staff in August 2017 and works primarily with the Blue Devils' field hockey and men’s track and field teams. Ralston graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. Prior to arriving at Duke, Ralston served the past two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Michigan State University. While working with the Spartans' field hockey and men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs, she assisted in teaching undergraduate sports medicine classes and acted as a preceptor to the ungraduates. Here she received her Masters of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training.
Additionally, Ralston served as the athletic trainer for the 2017 U19 USA Field Hockey team on their tour to Germany and has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association since 2012.