Internship Allows Ankenbrandt to Connect with Baseball Players
A member of Albion College’s Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and the Briton baseball team, Matt Ankenbrandt, ’12, spent the spring semester in the batter’s box swinging for an internship to complete his academic requirements.
The perfect pitch for Ankenbrandt’s skill set – combining his excellent interpersonal skills and passion for baseball – was delivered like a hanging curveball in April when Dugout Media tabbed the Grandville native for a marketing position on one of its Baseball Youth Fanfest Mobile Tours. Ankenbrandt’s tour is set up through mid-August at the Cooperstown All-Star Village in upstate New York, situated a sharp line drive from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A catcher for the Britons, Ankenbrandt talks to players ages 7-13 who visit Cooperstown for tournaments about the Akadema products he uses on the diamond.