Abe-Hiraishi is an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Islanders Women’s Basketball team, Instructor for the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, and serves as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Prior to joining the islanders, Abe-Hiraishi worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of North Florida, providing medical coverage for their volleyball and swimming & diving teams during the 2009-2010 seasons. In 2009, she received her Master’s of Science degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology from the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, she served as an outreach Graduate Assistant gaining athletic training experience as the Head Athletic Trainer at Hawthorne Middle/High School in Hawthorne, Florida and Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida. While at the University of Florida, she also served as a teaching assistant instructing graduate-level anatomy in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology.
Abe-Hiraishi completed her undergraduate work at Texas State University-San Marcos. While at Texas State University Sayuri collaborated with Dr. Jack Ransone as an illustrator in Basic Athletic Training – A Guide for the Athletic Training Student published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Also, as an undergraduate student Abe-Hiraishi had multiple internship opportunities including serving as an athletic training intern for the Austin Wranglers arena football team, Fort Worth Flyers NBA D-League team, and Niigata Albirex Japanese professional basketball team. Additional teaching experiences were gained at California State University-Long Beach where Sayuri served as a teaching assistant for an anatomy course within a Japanese study abroad program.
Sayuri Abe-Hiraishi is a native of Tokyo, Japan and currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.