Hart to gain valuable experience with GPAC internship
Friday, January 10, 2014
Amanda Hart wraps up her fourth and final season with the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team this spring, and she and her teammates have their sights set on a trip to the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
While basketball is wrapping up, the future is wide open career-wise for Hart, and she’s using her last few months of college to gain some real-world experience.
Hart, a DWU senior, is double-majoring in sports management and English, with a journalism emphasis. She started an internship with the Great Plains Athletic Conference and commissioner Corey Westra Monday, Jan. 6, and will continue to work with the league throughout the spring semester.
Hart, an Alexandria native, will work remotely from Mitchell to help Westra with the day-to-day operations of the conference. She will help write press releases for the league’s players of the week; update the GPAC website; load and update video from games in HUDL, the league’s basketball sharing system and assist with social media, including Twitter and Facebook. She will also assist with special projects and potentially help with new programming for special events and conference handbooks.
Westra said he is looking forward to working with Hart, who has already served as a virtual intern for the NAIA, and attended the NAIA National Convention in 2012.
Hart plans to graduate in May after four years at Dakota Wesleyan She has played on the basketball team all four seasons, and currently ranks eighth in the NAIA in total 3-pointers made (51). She also leads team in scoring at 11.9 points per game.