UISRM Achievements

Sarah Kurtz

Current students are gaining valuable work experience through internships, practicums, and conferences.  Recent UISRM graduates are entering the sport and recreation industries with internships and full-time employment.  Alumni are advancing toward their dream job.  The achievements of UISRM students and alumni that the program is aware of are below.

If you have an accomplishment or news that you would like to share, please contact Alex Voss at alex-voss@uiowa.edu for recognition in the next UISRM Newsletter.


  • Dr. Clint Huntrods (MA 2009) had his paper "Impact of Intercollegiate Athletic Participation on Leadership Development" published in the March 2017 Issue of Journal of College Student Development.
  • Shawn Koenigsberg (MA 2014) was promoted to Assistant Director of Event Management at the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • Josh Helton (BS 2015) accepted a position with the Chicago Blackhawks in Ticket Operations & Customer Relations.
  • Chris Milligan (BS 2016) accepted a promotion to Associate Consulting Specialist with The Marketing Arm in Chicago.
  • Brock Baldwin (BS 2017) earned a Graduate Assistantship in Athletics Administration with Southwest Minnesota State University.
  • Mark Becker (BS 2017) is interning with the John Deere Classic.
  • Jordan Burrell (BS 2017) accepted a position as Athletic Facilities Intern with University of Iowa Athletics.
  • Hayley Dodge (BS 2017) accepted a position as Sales Associate with the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Chloe Fabella (BS 2017) accepted a position as Project Coordinator with Paragon Sports Marketing in Chicago.
  • Joe Gleason (BS 2017) accepted a position as Ticket Sales Representative with the Chicago Bulls.
  • Hannah Gordon (BS 2017) accepted a position as a Membership Development Associate with the Miami Dolphins.
  • Max Johnson (BS 2017) accepted a position as Inside Sales Representative with the New York Mets.
  • Kathleen Meek (BS 2017) began a position as Operations Intern with the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
  • Morgan Rabine (BS 2017) is serving as Event Sales Intern with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Adam Stevens (BS 2017) accepted a position as Account Executive, Ticketing & Group Sales with the Iowa Speedway.
  • Whitney Rohrbach (MA 2017) accepted a position as Administrative Director for the Air Force Academy Women’s Basketball Program.
  • Morgan Tangen (MA 2017) accepted the position of Recreation Coordinator, Grandview Parks & Recreation, a suburb of Kansas City.
  • Elisa Simi (ex. BS 2017) accepted a position as Basketball Operations Intern with the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
  • Sarah Kurtz (ex. BS 2018, pictured) was accepted to participate in and attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum at the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis.
  • Jessica Foubert (ex. BS 2018) accepted a position as Ticket Operations Intern with the Miami Dolphins.
  • Logan Samuelson (ex. BS 2018) accepted an internship with the Fort Myers Miracle and will intern with the Athletic Director of Fort Myers High School this fall.
  • Troy Weiman (ex. BS 2018) is serving as Media Intern for the Bismarck Larks of the Northwoods League.
  • Jordan Bahl (ex. MA 2018) accepted a position as Philadelphia 76ers’ Facilities Management Intern.


  • Congratulations to each of the students who successfully completed practicum courses and provided creative solutions to industry partners!

Iowa Wild PracticumWild Practicum

George Broches, Michaela Carter, Austin Chew, Alex Hinerichsen, Owen Hopkins, Jennison Jenkins, Kyle Kane, Shellene Lacina, Gerard Maslanka, Jason Matteson, Colton Rastetter, Keegan Render, Allison Szyman, Sydney Zatz, and Katie Zordani.

San Diego Sports Consulting PracticumSDSCP

Christina Cardamone, Jeremy Drobushevich, Veronika Graves, Emma Gresson, Nate Hoepker, Jennison Jenkins, Landon Liebbe, Morgan Murphy, Charles Ruff, Hudson Spedding, Anna Steggerda, Samuel Trevnio, and Austin Weidenhamer.


  • Good luck to the following students who are currently participating in the following Guided Field Experience practicums.

Iowa Speedway PracticumSpeedway Practicum

Connor Allchin, Morgan Eilers, Sydney Hogan, Kyle Kane, Andy Lambert, Gerard Maslanka, Cole Mennenoh, Benjamin Rossman, Ryan Ruckdaschel, and Nikki Tennant.

Chicago Blackhawks PracticumBlackhawks Practicum

Kylie Brandt, Maddy Brennan, Destiny Brown, Michael Caligiuri, Nick Cerutti, Lexi Correa, Joel Cortum, Abimael Cruz, Ryan Gause, Emma Gresson, Jen Hawkins, Katie Kiesewetter, Lewis Mickey, Morgan Murphy, Riley Nakagawa, Sam Novak, Nicole Rodriguez, Haley Shaffer, McKenzie Short, Jake Stone, Tori Vennetti, Jess Westendorf, and Sydney Zatz.


Other articles in this Newsletter

  • Wild Picture

    Sixteen students traveled to Des Moines to participate in the Iowa Wild practicum course.  Learn about the students' strategic project and practical experiences that together provided the foundation for the Guided Field Experience course.

  • Melanie Beauchamp

    Melanie Beauchamp is not a graduate of the UISRM program, does not have a relative currently enrolled in it, and does not work in the sport industry. Learn why she gives and how you can support the instructors and students of the UISRM program.

  • Henkel and Samuelson

    Zach Henkel (BS 2016) recently accepted the position of Box Office Coordinator with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Advanced A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.  Logan Samuelson (ex. BS 2018) is currently interning with the Miracle.  Learn how UISRM alum are helping to pave the way for current students.