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Ben Heinze
Position: Assistant Athletic Trainer
Hometown: La Crescent, Minn.
Alma Mater: Winona State
Graduating Year: 1998
Experience: 9 Years
Phone: (605) 688-4003
Email: Benjamin.Heinze@sdstate.edu

Ben Heinze came to South Dakota State as an athletic trainer 2003 and worked with the Jackrabbit women's basketball and football teams before making the move to the soccer team in 2011.

A La Crescent, Minn., native, Heinze earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Winona State University (Minn.) in 1998, and then moved on to SDSU, where he added a master's degree in athletic training in 2000.

After completing his master's degree, Heinze spent two and a half years as the head athletic trainer at Franklin College (Ind.) and worked at an athletic training clinic. He returned to South Dakota State during the 2003-04 school year, working primarily with the Jackrabbit women's basketball program.

For the past five years, Heinze worked closely with the SDSU football team and oversaw the sports medicine facilities at the Dykhouse Student-Athlete Center for the last two years before joining the soccer team.