Henderson played volleyball, basketball and softball
while at RIC from 1978-82. She also spent four years as a
student-athletic trainer, which prepared her for her career. As
a first baseman in softball, the Pawtucket, Rhode Island native
was a three-time R.I.A.I.A.W. All-Star selection. She was named
First Team All-New England as a senior in 1982, batting .345
with 10 runs scored and 10 RBI. Henderson helped lead the
Anchorwomen to the E.A.I.A.W. Eastern Regional title contest as
a junior in 1981. She was named to RICís All-75th Anniversary
Softball Team in 2005.
After graduating from RIC with a bachelorís
degree in physical education in 1982, Henderson went on to earn her masterís degree in
physical education/athletic training from Indiana State in 1983
and stayed on to teach in the athletic training program.
Henderson served as an athletic trainer at Bates
College for three years before returning to school to earn a
degree in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut
in 1990. She later pursued a certification from the University
of Tennessee in canine rehabilitation, becoming one of the first
36 worldwide therapists and the first in Connecticut, to perform
physical therapy on dogs.
She is currently the self-employed owner of three
companies, which include Functional Rehab and Fitness, Paws and
Paddle Canine Conditioning and Step Rite Orthotics.
She resides in New Milford, Connecticut.