Kim Herbert is beginning her fifth season as a New Mexico State University Aggie. She primarily works with the Aggie volleyball and women’s equestrian teams.
Prior to NMSU, Herbert spent a year as a sports medicine fellow at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 2005-06. She handled the day-to-day athletic training needs of the men’s and women’s weightlifting, women’s wrestling and men’s gymnastics teams. In Herbert’s time at the training center, she worked closely with 2008 Olympic wrestlers Marcie Van Dusen and Clarissa Chen, weightlifters Natalie Woolfolk and Carissa Gump, and gymnasts Jason Gatson and Joey Hagerty. In addition, Herbert was responsible for many of the world’s best athletes.
Herbert received a master’s degree in exercise and sports studies from Boise State in May 2005. She was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the Broncos from 2003-05. In her first season at Boise State, Herbert worked with the football and men’s and women’s track and field teams. With the Bronco football team, she attended the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl following the 2003 season. In Feb. 2004, Herbert was responsible for the athletic training duties at the WAC Indoor Track and Field Championship held in Boise, Idaho. She worked with the women’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis teams in her second year.
In May 2003, Herbert earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Azusa Pacific in Azusa, Calif. In her senior year, she was assigned to the Cougar football and women’s basketball teams. As a junior, Herbert worked with both the men’s and women’s soccer teams along with the softball team.
Before attending APU, Herbert played soccer at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. She was a sweeper for the Fighting Owls for a season. She is a native of San Dimas, Calif., and graduate of Bonita High School, in La Verne, Calif. She is recently a new aunt to a beautiful neice, Ellie McAvoy, which she adores greatly.