Thursday, December 15, 2011

Recent Whitworth graduate working as assistant athletic trainer at Boise State

Andrew Hamstra, '11, is living the athletic training dream working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer to the varsity football team and the indoor track and field team at Boise State University.

Hamstra is also pursuing his master's of science in exercise and sport studies at Boise State.
His favorite part of his job is working with an elite football program and traveling with the team to every game.

"Our first game this year was the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta," he says. "I got to be on the field in front of 75,000 fans and on national television."

Hamstra applied for multiple graduate assistantships at Division I schools.

"Boise State was the first to set up a phone interview with me," Hamstra says. "After the interview, they called back 10 minutes later and offered me the position. And the rest is history!"

Hamstra was recently selected to conduct an educational video for the Boise State University. Watch Hamstra's video here: http://www.broncosports.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?catid=403&id=798590.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.