Bourassa Named Assistant at Binghamton

VESTAL, N.Y., Aug. 15. AIMEE Bourassa, a 2006 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, has been named Binghamton University’s assistant swimming and diving coach.

"Aimee's approach to the sport is most impressive,” Binghamton head coach Sean Clark said. “Her background in Canadian swimming and at a solid Division I program will make her very valuable, both on deck and in the office. We're excited to utilize her talents to the fullest in our upcoming season."

A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Bourassa comes to Binghamton after completing a four-year tenure as a dual-sport athlete for the Minutewomen, competing as a member of both the university's swimming and rowing programs. This past season, she served as a tri-captain for the UMass squad that took third place at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. As a swimmer, Bourassa concluded her career ranked among the top-10 all-time at UMass in four different events. Prior to her time at Amherst, she enjoyed a decorated high school swimming career that included a stint with the Canadian National Team.

Additionally, in each of her years as a member of the rowing team, the Minutewomen captured both the Atlantic 10 and ECAC championships. Over the last two years, Bourassa also has gained coaching and instructional experience, serving as an assistant training coach at the UMass Championship Swim Camp, while also holding a volunteer coaching post with the Amherst Tritons, a swim program for swimmers from age 5 to 18 in the Amherst, Mass., area.

In addition to her swimming and coaching background, Bourassa also brings with her experience in the marketing and communications fields. Since 2003, she has served as a marketing assistant with the Ottawa Senators, acting as an ambassador at various events and assisting in a variety of the organization's promotional and community relations efforts. She also has spent time working with the marketing department the Holyoke Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). A dean's list student, Bourassa graduated from the University of Massachusetts this past May with a degree in sports management.