Hoffman Named Big 12 Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A 10-year member of the K-State Athletic Training staff, Mindy Hoffman has been named the 2016 Big 12 Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year.

Sponsored by Henry Schein Medical – Sports Medicine, the honor is awarded to an individual for his or her service as an Athletic Training professional serving an institution and the members of the Medical Aspects of Sport committee.

“Mindy is a very dedicated, hard-working individual who strives to provide the best medical care for our student-athletes,” Director of Sports Medicine Matt Thomason said. “She has done an amazing job year after year and continues to be a great asset to our department.”

A native of Royal Center, Indiana, Hoffman will begin her 11th year at K-State in 2016-17 and her 10th working with the football team. Promoted to Associate Athletic Trainer in 2013, she also serves as the athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s golf programs. In her first year at K-State, Hoffman worked with the women’s basketball program.

The Wildcats open their 2016 football season on Friday, September 2, as K-State faces Stanford in Palo Alto, California, in a nationally-televised matchup. Following an off week in which Bill Snyder Family Stadium will host the Wildcat Kickoff music festival featuring Zac Brown Band and Train, Kansas State opens its home slate on September 17, against Florida Atlantic.

A limited number of single-game tickets for the 2016 season go on sale online only on June 20. All six home games are anticipated to sell out quickly and extend the Bill Snyder Family Stadium sellout streak to 33 games.

Tickets to Wildcat Kickoff are on sale for as low at $39. Visit www.k-statesports.com for more details.