Current Graduate Assistants

William Fazende


William earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Heath and Sciences from Louisiana Tech University. He is actively involved in serving his church and community. William played many sports growing up including soccer, football, and basketball. He enjoys being outside and going on adventures with his friends, playing golf, and weight training. He has worked for Legacy Outpatient Therapy Services who holds the contract with Tech Athletics, this sparked his desire to work with and train athletes as they recover and return to play. Currently, William is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Performance and also teaches Basketball and Weight Training.


Hope Teague

Hope has earned Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Wingate University in North Carolina. She has an interest in the clinical side of the field with exercise physiology, specifically with a focus on diabetes prevention and management with exercise. She has always been involved in sports; growing up she ran cross country, played lacrosse, and competed in karate. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports performance.


Pablo Ortiz

Pablo earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Pablo played baseball at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley before transferring to Western Texas College. He finished his last two years of his college baseball career at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. During his college career, he suffered a few shoulder and elbow injuries that made him interested in biomechanics and injury prevention. After he finished his baseball career, Pablo decided to stay around baseball and pursue a career in Baseball Player Development. He came to Louisiana Tech to pursue his Masters in Kinesiology-Sports Performance and is currently the Graduate Assistant for the Louisiana Tech baseball team

Praveen Pasupathi

Praveen earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from Amrita University in Coimbatore, India. He was a National volleyball champion (2013-2014) and has been into sports like soccer and cricket since his childhood. He was curious to know how his body was able to adapt to different sports he played and eager to understand the physiology of his body. His passion for sports drove him to pursue a Master's degree in Kinesiology concentration in Sports Performance. Also, Praveen has been practicing Pranik healing and has been helping people in Tech with physical and psychological issues. During his time at Tech, he developed his interest in trying to understand how both body and mind coordinated with each other and benefits like cognition when meditation were practiced in athletes. He plans to pursue his Ph.D in Exercise Psychology after graduating from Tech.


Madeline Zuberer

Madeline is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Sports Performance concentration. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry at Louisiana Tech University. Madeline played soccer in high school then pursued a collegiate soccer career for 3 years at Louisiana Tech University. She is actively involved with serving the community and enjoys anything outside. She really enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, CrossFit, and watching sunsets. Madeline has a passion for sports and engineering which lead her to focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation using wearable technology. She worked on a Senior Design team where multi-sensor integration categorized people with Parkinson’s disease into fall risk levels based on gait analysis. Madeline plans to pursue a career in sports medicine device design and working with professional, Olympic, and/or collegiate athletes.