Former Hope College student-athlete Kyle Waterstone of Holland, Mich. has been appointed to a prestigious one-year internship at the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Kyle graduated in December 2007 with an Art Education major. He as a member of the swimming and diving team during his college years and erved as team captain in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He was honored as an ll-MIAA swimmer in 2006 and 2007, specializing in the backstroke, butterfly, and individual medley.

Kyle participated in the athletic program's leadership development retreat at the Gainey Ranch in Montana and served as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

He will be working in the Branding and Communications Department and will assist in enhancing the visibility of the NCAA to internal and external publics and advocating for the positive aspects of intercollegiate athletics. The Branding and Communications Department is responsible for brand management, community relations, promotions and events, public and media relations, publishing, and The NCAA News.