Connie Andrews, a University of Florida graduate, returned to her alma mater in the Fall of 2007, when she began working as the Gator volleyball team’s athletic trainer. Andrews changed duties during the ensuing off-season, when she began overseeing the care of the women’s basketball team members. The 2009-10 season will be her second working with the hoops squad.
In addition to attending every practice, workout and game for the basketball team, she also is the supervisor of the graduate assistant trainer for UF’s women’s tennis team and is a clinical instructor for athletic training students. Andrews serves as the maintenance coordinator of modality units including repair and calibrations, supervises the maintenance of sports health vehicles and is the liaison and coordinator of SEC Sports Medicine Directory.
Andrews gained additional experience as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Alabama prior to joining the UF staff. While with the Crimson Tide, she worked with the Alabama men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams while earning a master of arts in health studies in May of 2007.
Andrews graduated from Florida in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in applied physiology and kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training. During her undergraduate years, she served as a student athletic trainer for a variety of sports and venues, including a full season with the Gator gymnastics team. She also assisted with the soccer program’s summer sessions and provided services at local rehabilitation clinics.
As part of her time at UF, Andrews served has an athletic training student for Florida intramural sports and Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Center, while overseeing as an intern 15 sports and approximately 300 student athletes at Eastside High School.A Gainesville native born and raised, Andrews actually earned her high school diploma at Eastside, where she was a member of the varsity basketball, softball and soccer teams.