Huskers to assist at 2019 Masters Tournament

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Huskers to assist at 2019 Masters Tournament

Students and faculty in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program will assist at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2019 Masters Tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, students and faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program will work with members, patrons and staff at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2019 Masters Tournament.

The group leaves April 3 and begins training in Augusta, Georgia, April 4. The Nebraska students and instructor Shannon Rowen will serve in a variety of roles for tournament operations. The contingent will return April 16.

“I’m thrilled to return to Augusta for the fourth year with an excellent group of hospitality students and alumni,” said Rowen, associate professor of practice and director of academic programs for Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management. “Working at Augusta is an incredible opportunity and experience for hospitality management majors. We are so thankful for our relationship with Augusta National and the many private donors who make this experience possible.”

This year, the Masters Tournament has expanded to include the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

About 2,000 hospitality professionals are needed to provide service to participants, members and patrons of the golf club during the tournament’s April 8-14 run.

The university’s contingent includes:


  • Beatrice: Marissa Sandman
  • Brunswick: Ashley Keetle
  • Eustis: Valan Bellamy
  • Grand Island: Alyssa Martin
  • Lincoln: Jennifer Barnard, Madison Plautz, Kimberly Pramberg, Chelsea Wilkinson, Cayla Williby
  • Minden: Sarah Rutt
  • Omaha: Carsyn Gibbs, Murray Gilbertsen, Brogan Kanger, Jason Reed, John Silva, Allison Thelen, Jada Wilbarger
  • Papillion: Clara Heltzel
  • Pender: Garrett Bowder
  • Syracuse: Samantha Parde
  • Wahoo: Abigail Carlson
  • Waverly: Saidee Weatherwax


  • Highlands Ranch, Colorado: Zachary Ostravich
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota: Andrew Beringer
  • Keller, Texas: Lauren Pair
  • Zhengzhou, China: Yuqing Qiu

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