J.P. Kepka, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in 2013, will serve as the Athletic Trainer-Intern for the 2014-15 academic year.
Kepka provides preventative care, treatment, evaluations and rehabilitation for the UNH volleyball and track & field teams.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Kepka was an elite Short Track Speedskater, qualifying for two Winter Olympic teams and six World Teams. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, Kepka was a member of the bronze medal winning team in the 5,000-meter relay. In 2008, he was a member of the World Team Championships where the United States won gold. Following his athletic career, he chose to stay involved in athletics and pursue a career in Athletic Training.
During his skating career, Kepka met his wife Caroline Hallisey who is a three-time Olympian in Short Track Speedskating. Kepka resides in Exeter, N.H. with his wife Caroline and daughter Joanna.