Ranger of the Week: Emma Kramer

Graduate assistant joins the External Relations team


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Athletics Department is committed to a balanced student-athlete experience that develops future leaders and active community members. As the only NCAA Division II member in the state of Wisconsin, we strive to live the “Life in the Balance” philosophy by promoting academic excellence, athletic success, and community engagement to ensure personal growth and development.

Since fall of 2018, Parkside Athletics has brought in graduate assistants to gain experience in the world of college athletics while earning their master’s degree. The graduate assistants over the years have been a huge part of making Parkside Athletics the way it is today, and the group just gets larger and larger! This upcoming fall, Parkside Athletics are bringing in nine new faces to the graduate assistant family! We would like to recognize those nine graduate assistants starting with Emma Kramer who will be stepping into the role of an External Relations Graduate Assistant working directly with Jake Sutter (Assistant AD of Advancement & Partnerships). Emma is this week’s Kenosha.com Ranger of the Week!

Kramer is going to be a great addition to the External Relations team at Parkside. She will be working closely with sponsorship fulfillment, partnerships, and ticket sales. Kramer recently graduated from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s in art majoring in Criminology and Minoring in Psychology. She played four years of women’s basketball for the McFogg’s and was just admitted into the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, along with Parkside men’s golf student-athlete Tanner Olson.


Why did you want to become a GA at Parkside?

“Mads Mckenna really showcased how amazing the atmosphere was and how much everyone at Parkside cared about improving the student athlete experience for all. It made me want to switch mt original career path to continue my passion of working in and being around college athletics.”

What is your favorite part about working in college athletics?

“My favorite part of working in athletics is getting to work with other amazing people who are just as passionate about growing and enhancing the student-athlete experience.”

What are you most excited about at Parkside?

 “I’m really excited about experiencing a new place, getting to meet new people, and overall helping a great team make Parkside Athletics even better.”

Why do you want to work in college athletics?

“Being a college athlete was the best experience of my life so far. The experience outside of just playing the game has allowed me to find my passion which is working within college athletics. I want to ensure that every student athlete is able to have the opportunity to do more than just play their sport.”

What are two fun facts about yourself?

  1. “I played basketball at the only International NCAA school located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.”
  2. “I’m a dual citizen from Canada and Germany.”