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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Campus Recreation


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Todd PfingstenTodd Pfingsten, Director of Campus Recreation


This is Todd's fourteenth year at MSU as the Director of Campus Recreation, overseeing staff, facilities, programs and services in intramural sports, open recreation, fitness activities, sport clubs, and adventure education. Prior to his current position he spent six years as the Assistant Director for Intramural Sports at the University of Nebraska and 3 1/2 years as the acting Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports (now Campus Recreation) at Minnesota State University Mankato. He received a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Finance in 1989 and a master's degree in Physical Education/Sport Administration in 1993, all from MSU. In his spare time, Todd enjoys spending time with his wife and three children along with playing golf, officiating basketball, and coaching his kids.

Ryan StevensRyan Stevens, Program Coordinator


This is Ryan's thirteenth year at MSU as a Program Coordinator for the Office of Campus Recreation. Ryan coordinates the Intramural Sports and Sport Club programs as well as helps in the administration of Personnel and Open Recreation. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998 and his master's degree in Health Promotion from Virginia Tech in 1999. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys golf, softball, tennis, and playing/officiating basketball, in addition to spending time with his family and friends.



Carly HopperCarly Hopper, Program Coordinator


Carly has been at Minnesota State University, Mankato for over six years and has recently accepted the Acting Program Coordinator for Fitness, Wellness, and Special Programs position in the Office of Campus Recreation. This position educates, supports, and coordinates student personal fitness and wellness guided by campus-wide and individual needs. Carly received her BS degree in Health Education from Mayville State University, North Dakota in 1999 and received her MS degree in Community Health at Minnesota State Mankato in 2008. Carly has over sixteen years' experience in fitness and wellness. Her experiences include certifying and training group fitness instructors and personal trainers for the National Exercise Trainers Association and teaching yoga at Sun Moon Yoga Studio. In her spare time, Carly enjoys teaching and taking yoga classes, teaching Health and Human Performance classes at South Central College, watching her family play sports, reading, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.



Sam SteigerSam Steiger, Program Coordinator


This is Sam's sixth year at MSU, and his second year as a Program Coordinator for the Office of Campus Recreation.  Sam coordinates the Adventure Education Program (AEP), which provides teambuilding and leadership development for the university and surrounding community.  The AEP operates the High Ropes and Challenge Course located on the south side of campus as well as the outdoor climbing wall and the indoor climbing wall in Myers Field House.  Sam received his bachelor's degree from the University Wisconsin- Stevens Point in 2001 and his master's degree in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2006.  In his spare time he enjoys photography, travel,  the outdoors, time with his dog 'Ryno' and is an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Zach ErdmannZach Erdmann, Graduate Intern

Email: zachary.erdmann@mnsu.eduu

Zach is in his sixth year here at MSU, 2012-2013 is finishing his first year as a Graduate Intern with Campus Rec/IM Sports. Zach is currently working toward a master's degree in Sport Management at MSU. Zach works with officials and IM supervisors, training them and working with them on a day–to–day basis. His bachelor's degree is in Sport Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato (2012), and went to HS at Triton High School , Triton, MN (2007). In his spare time, he spends time with family and friends, plays baseball, golf, goes fishing and plays many fantasy sports (not imaginary sports that he makes up, but actual fantasy leagues- or so he 'says'). Zach is also an accomplished basketball official in the Southern MN region.