Day In The Life

Yosef Presburger

Yosef Presberger
Photo by Tommy LaVergne

Fall 2016

Senior Yosef Presburger started playing tennis when he was 6 and competed until he was sidelined by an injury in high school. A native of Mexico, he also grew up with a love of the country’s favorite sport, soccer, and has many happy memories of soccer-filled school recesses. His athleticism (and inevitable injuries) led him to pursue an academic major in sports medicine. Now in his last season as a student athletic trainer for women’s soccer, Presburger plans to pursue a career in physical therapy. “I believe I have the best job on campus, hanging around with incredible athletes who are some of the warmest, hardest-working, funniest and just the coolest people,” he said.

SPORT: Student Athletic Trainer for Women’s Soccer
HOMETOWN: Dallas, Texas
COLLEGE: Will Rice
MAJOR: Kinesiology (Concentration: Sports Medicine)

5:30 a.m.
Wake up and head to Tudor Fieldhouse to assist injured soccer players in rehab exercises, help players stretch muscle groups and treat nagging, minor injuries. (Most soccer injuries are ankle, knee and hip-related.)

7 a.m.
Observe soccer practice at Holloway Field — ready to assess injuries if they happen.

9 a.m.
Breakfast (finally) followed by two classes: general physics and motor learning

Grab lunch in the servery. On game days, join the players for a pregame meal off campus.

2:30 p.m.
Medical terminology class

3:45 p.m.
Set up on the sidelines for a game by filling coolers with water, Powerade, ice and half-time snacks. Then watch for injuries, assess their severity and comfort the injured.

6 p.m.
On nongame days, dinner at Seibel Servery and catchup with friends.

7 p.m.
Extracurriculars, including Jewish organizations and Will Rice PeerAcademic Advising

10 p.m.
Study, homework, sleep