The 2020-2021 athletic year marks Rosie Cheng’s ninth year on the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)'s athletic training staff. Cheng came to CMU after serving as assistant athletic trainer from 2009-2012 at the University of San Francisco. Besides overseeing women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s basketball and the men's and women's tennis teams, Cheng is the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Wellness, in which she oversees the Sports Medicine Assessment of Risk Tendencies (SMART) program, oversees the Plaidvocates, is the administrator for Cheerleading and handles the medical insurance billing. While at the University of San Francisco, she was responsible for overseeing the women’s basketball and men’s and women’s cross country programs. Prior to her three-year stint in California, she was the head athletic trainer at Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania from 2007-2009. Cheng interned at Stanford University from 2006-2007 where her primary sports were field hockey and women’s water polo. In 2005-2006, Cheng interned at Santa Clara University, where she oversaw the women’s volleyball team, men’s and women’s tennis teams and men’s and women’s golf teams.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in athletic training in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh before completing her Master of Arts in kinesiology and athletic training at San Jose State University. In the spring of 2017, Cheng earned a master’s degree in public management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon. In May of 2021, Cheng will begin pursuing her EdD at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences focusing on mental health education in athletics.