CAPE COD, Mass. - The ECAC has announced the 2006-07 class of Asa S. Bushnell interns. Ciaran Cullen (Springfield, Mass.) of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Kaitlin Fulton (Concord, Mass.) of Williams College, Tyler Paul (Great Falls, Mont.) of Bates College and Kathleen Remsberg (Arlington, Mass.) of The College of the Holy Cross have accepted internships which will begin in September.
Cullen, who will complete his degree in English/Communications at MCLA in May, will assume the internship in Communications. Cullen was a three-time captain for the Trailblazers men’s soccer team and was named to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Academic team and All-Conference team for three consecutive years. He was the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and represented the institution at the NCAA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida in 2005. In addition, Cullen is a two-time recipient of the Louis Parisien Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award signifying the top male student-athlete of the College. Originally from Ireland, Cullen will complete an internship in the Sports Information Office in May. He will be the first intern to represent MCLA.
Fulton, a two-sport athlete at Williams College, will complete her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies in June and assume the internship in Strategic Marketing and Business Development. A team captain on the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, Fulton is a three-time all-American, eight-time New England Champion, two-time ECAC Champion and holds the distinction of breaking six Williams College track and field records. As a member of the field hockey squad, Fulton helped her team reach the NCAA tournament all four years. A native of Concord, Mass., Fulton was a tour guide for the Admissions Office and participated in several community service activities. She will be the first intern from Williams College.
Paul, a four-year member of the Bates baseball squad, has accepted the Championships internship. A Russian Studies and Political Science major, Paul was one of four students in 2005 to earn the Phillips Fellow which earned him a grant to study abroad in Central Asia. He completed an intensive language, cultural and economics course load at the Nevskii Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. A Resident Advisor in 2005, he was also a member of the Admissions and Financial Aid Advisory Committee as well as the Athletic Policy Student-Faculty Advisory Committee. Paul was a three- year intern in the Sports Information Office and also worked in the Bates Information Technology Office as a senior technician. He will be the first intern from Bates College.
Remsberg, a four-year ice hockey player at the College of Holy Cross, has accepted the internship in Hockey and Rowing. An English major and a two-time captain, Remsberg was a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council for two years, served as an Orientation Leader for first-year students and recently was one of eight students selected to the Holy Cross Class of 2006 Commencement Committee. An office assistant in the Residence Life department, she is currently completing an academic internship for credit at a Boston publishing company. The Co-MVP in 2003, Remsberg organized team events, fundraising activities, community service projects and captain’s practices while a leader on the ice. She will be the third Crusader to join the Asa S. Bushnell list (Dick Quinn ’79 and Phil Gibson ’96).
The Asa S. Bushnell Internship Program was established in honor of the ECAC’s first commissioner, Asa S. Bushnell who served as ECAC commissioner from 1938-1970. The internships are geared toward providing each individual a diverse experience of athletics administration in the hope of providing a strong foundation for a career in athletics. Each year several interns from member institutions apply and interview at the ECAC. Interns are selected in the fields of hockey, communications, marketing, championships and rowing and complete their nine-month internship from September to May.
The ECAC is the nation’s largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference with 318 Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities from Maine to Georgia and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors 100 championships in 37 men’s and women’s sports, assigns more than 5,100 officials in 14 sports, administers 10 affiliate sports organizations and seven playing leagues and recognizes more than 4,000 student-athletes in 20 sports through the public relations arm of the conference. The ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s gymnastics, wrestling, fencing and rowing.