Hi, my name is Jake Ford.
I am a graduate assistant in athletic media relations at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. On a daily basis, I make updates to BSUBeavers.com as well as the Beavers’ Facebook and Twitter pages. I also make game programs, game notes and previews, arrange interviews, and take care of a variety of other responsibilities. The teams I work with with at BSU are the volleyball, softball, and men’s and women’s hockey teams. For school, I am studying English and this semester, I am taking a Weblogs and Wikis course–that is what this blog is for.
Before coming to Bemidji State last August, I went to the University of Minnesota, where I majored in sport management with a minor in mass communications. I graduated in May of 2012. At Minnesota, I worked in a similar role with the men’s hockey and men’s and women’s tennis teams while getting my feet wet with several other teams and at other events such as the 2011 NHL Draft in St. Paul.
Originally, I’m from East Longmeadow, Mass., where I grew up and went to high school. I played for and ended up being a captain on the hockey and volleyball teams there and was also an editor for the school newspaper and yearbook there.