OMAHA – Tyler Gregurich and Jacqui Gutierrez may not be the ones sporting jerseys or gloves, but they are right in the middle of the action at the 2019 College World Series.
Gregurich, who will be a senior at UNO this fall, and Gutierrez, who recently earned her master’s in athletic training at UNO, have been gaining valuable real-world experience at the CWS as part of the athletic training staff. They are responsible for setting up dugouts, ensuring teams have the equipment and supplies they need and serving as liaisons between team athletic trainers and physicians on call for the CWS.
Gutierrez appreciated all the work that makes the CWS happen. “It definitely opened my eyes a lot to the work that goes on behind the scenes,” Gutierrez said. “It’s been a really great opportunity to experience it and be able to help out, even if it’s just the little things like filling up coolers.”
The hands-on experience has been valuable for both of them professionally, but the experience holds special significance for Gregurich.
“Growing up in Omaha, the College World Series has always been my favorite time of the year,” he said. “To be able to be part of it and see behind the scenes and see how it all works, it’s been amazing.”
“It’s been an experience that I will never forget.”
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