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Student Assistants Named by Athletic Department
Using the 2013 fall semester with the Thundering Herd as his final internship credit for Morehead State, Austin will graduate in December with a sport management degree. He will work toward an MBA at Marshall beginning in spring 2014. Austin helped create the Sport Business Society at Morehead State and served as co-President. He served two years as a student assistant in the athletic media relations office during undergrad and worked closely with volleyball, men's and women's basketball, as well as tennis.
The Florence, Ky., native will be the primary contact for volleyball, track and field and tennis.
The University of Florida produced two of the additions to the Herd athletic department.
Piper graduated at UF in May with a degree in Sport Management. He interned at Florida Gulf Coast University in the spring and served as the contact for women's tennis and softball and assisted with men's basketball, which made history as the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 in NCAA. During his tenure at UF, Piper worked two Southeastern Conference tournaments and served as a student assistant in the University Athletic Association for three years, aiding with day-to-day responsibilities and events for all 19 NCAA sports at UF.
Piper, a native of Sunrise, Fla., is the primary contact for men's soccer, cross country and baseball for Marshall.
Vazquez, who graduated in August 2012 with a Public Relations degree from UF, worked with the UAA and all 19 of its sports for 2 1/2 years as an undergrad. She interned with the Florida High School Athletic Association for six months and worked two SEC tournaments. After graduation, she worked in the communications and business department of a construction company in Miami before returning to sports information in the spring of 2013 to work with the Herd softball team that won a Conference USA title and reached the NCAA regionals.
Vazquez, from Pembroke Pines, Fla., will be the primary contact for men's and women's golf (fall), swimming and diving and softball.
Weisenbach graduated in May with cum laude honors in Strategic Communication from Ohio State. While serving three years in Ohio State Athletics Communications, she worked for the Big Ten Network as a timeout coordinator, official statistics and talent statistics at various sporting events for two years. She worked multiple Big Ten tournaments and the 2012/2013 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals. Throughout her undergraduate years, she served in the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Weisenbach, a Dublin, Ohio, native, will serve as the primary contact for women's soccer, women's basketball and men's and women's golf (spring).