Barbara Hemphill (Salem State College '08) is in her third year with the UNH athletic training staff. Her primary sports assignments are field hockey and women's basketball and she also assists with UNH's other 18 varsity sports.
Hemphill graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports, Fitness & Leisure with a concentration in Athletic Training, as well as a minor in biology, in May 2008. She went on to attain a Master's Degree in Sports Psychology from California, University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Hemphill also holds a Performance Enhancement Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, holds an ‘F’ Class Soccer Coaching License and is certified as a Level I American Swim Coaches Association Coach.
Her professional affiliations include National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) and Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM). She was awarded a NATA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship and was the winner of the NATA Undergraduate National Writing Contest in 2007. Additionally, she received the EATA District I Charles Redmond Scholarship in 2008.
Before returning to school for her athletic training degree, the native of Calgary, Alberta traveled around the world for 16 months before settling in the Boston area and eventually taking a job as a database administrator at Harvard University.
Hemphill currently resides in Swampscott, Mass. with her family.