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Jan 22, 2021

Clemson Celebrates 2020-21 UPIC Interns

Clemson University’s University Professional Internship and Co-op Program (UPIC) has become a pillar of development for students to utilize during their time as a Tiger. Clemson’s Student-Athlete Development department, led by Assistant Directors Sable Lee and Anthony Hines, is proud to have helped 24 student-athletes take advantage of the program while continuing to pursue excellence at their sport during the 2020 fall semester.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this group of student-athletes,” said Lee. “Their dedication to their professional growth amid a pandemic is to be recognized and honored. Thank you to ONE Clemson, Dr. Lori Pindar, Robin Bradley, and all of our mentors who made an impact on our student-athletes.”

Out of the 24 graduates from this year’s student-athlete UPIC cohort, 19 were first-time interns. The 24 interns were spread across 15 departments, with opportunities ranging from working with CU Athletic’s Sports Nutrition department to the University’s Presidential Communications Office. Nine different athletic programs were represented by last semester’s cohort, with track and field and rowing leading the way, as the programs had eight and six members, respectively. A contingent of 21 mentors helped the group interns maximize their time throughout the fall semester.

“I am honored to have had the pleasure to work with such an amazing cohort,” said Robin Bradley, a Graduate Assistant within the Student-Athlete Development staff. “They were all dedicated, hard-working, and driven individuals. Each intern was able to gain valuable workplace experiences during a difficult time. They pushed themselves further than they thought and excelled.”

Each intern participated in five professional development sessions throughout the semester, including an end-of-semester presentation in which each intern evaluated and reflected upon their experience throughout the fall.

Last fall’s cohort was selected from a record-setting number of applicants, as 50 student-athletes applied for one of the coveted intern spots.


Department Student-AthleteSport
Athletics Sports NutritionMorgan JohnsonSoftball
Athletics Sports NutritionZico CampbellTrack and Field
Gantt Multicultural CenterCammy PereiraSoftball
Campus Banner + DesignGrace MattimoreSoftball
College of Science (Marketing) Travis HuggTrack and Field
College of Science (Marketing) Isabella DudleyRowing
Campus Banner and Design Juwan Augustin-MayersTrack and Field
Fike Recreation CenterJacob EdwardsFootball
Fike Recreation CenterRayan HolmesTrack and Field
Athletics Human ResourcesCallista RiceW Golf
Erwin Brand Communications James EdwardsFootball
Erwin Brand Communications Pepper KolmanRowing
Erwin Brand Communications Fabian HewittTrack and Field
Division of Research - DataCarlos KelaidisM Tennis
College of Nursing Katie MirabellaRowing
CU Life Sciences Outreach CenterJanell FullertonTrack and Field
School of Nursing Leah DisherTrack and Field
Space Management Darnell Jefferies Football
Space Management Roje StonaTrack and Field
Erwin Brand Communications Bridget KaneRowing
CU Life Sciences Outreach CenterEmalie HoukRowing
Student-Athlete Development Kaley WojciechowskiRowing
Presidential Communications OfficeMikayla HayesW Basketball
US Play CoalitionAamir SimmsM Basketball


This spring’s cohort will consist of 21 student-athletes representing eight sports. Nine student-athletes will be returning from the fall at the request of their previous sites. 


Department Student-AthleteSport
School of Nursing (Marketing)Leah M DisherW Track and Field
College of NursingKatie MirabellaRowing
CU Life Sciences Outreach CenterEmalie HoukRowing
Department of Communications Bridget KaneRowing
Student-Athlete Development Kaley WojciechowskiRowing
Department of Communications Pepper KolmanRowing
Division of Research - DataCarlos KelaidisM Tennis
Campus Banner + DesignEllie LoehrerRowing
Erwin Brand Communications Jasmine LewisRowing
Athletics Sports NutritionChad FaireyBaseball
College of Science (Marketing) Isabella DudleyRowing
US Play Coalition Haley SchueppertW Soccer
Health Professions Advising Veronica FraleyW Track and Field
Athletic FacilitiesKeco MorrisonM Track and Field
Athletic FacilitiesTyrese Burris-LucasFootball
Fike Recreation CenterMattie McKenzieRowing
Fike Recreation CenterNikki FosterW Track and Field
Athletics Sports NutritionNick Eddis Football
Presidential Communications OfficeKatie HolmesRowing
Fire and EMSDeonte TolbertM Track and Field
Gantt Multicultural Center Tylar BennettW Basketball


Clemson’s student-athletes are able to make their transition into careers after sport thanks to ONE Clemson, an organization with the Clemson Alumni Association that serves as a donor to help fund the department’s student-athlete UPIC opportunities.