Chantal Porter is an associate athletic trainer at Notre Dame and oversees the Irish women’s Olympic sports, while also assisting in the management of the Joyce Center athletic training facility. She is directly responsible for medical care with the Irish volleyball and women’s swimming & diving teams. Porter also has worked with the Notre Dame women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s swimming & diving teams during her tenure.
A 1994 graduate of Iowa State University, Porter received her bachelor’s degree in health and human performance. While at ISU, she worked closely with the Cyclones’ football, wrestling, and women’s gymnastics programs. Porter then enrolled at Old Dominion University and earned her master’s degree in 1996. While at ODU, Porter served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, working primarily with the Monarchs’ women’s lacrosse, women’s basketball, and baseball teams. She also has worked for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), traveling on its satellite tours.
A native of Altoona, Iowa, Porter married Aaron Michael Frucci of Niles, Mich., in July 2007. The couple lives in South Bend with Aaron’s son, Vincent.