Fred Zappa
Fred  Zappa

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Primary Sport Assign:
Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track

Office Phone: 612-625-0649

Fred began his time at the University of Minnesota in July 2016, he is currently in his second year as a graduate assistant with the Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country program and is pursuing a Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota in Sport and Exercise Science, expecting to complete this program in the Spring of 2017.

A life long resident from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in May 2016. Fred gained experience during his time at Kansas working with Sporting KC, the professional MLS team, in 2015-2016.

Zappa holds certifications in Graston Technique M1, Active Release Technique (ART) lower extremity and has been a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) since 2013.

Clinical Interests
Concussion Management
Lower Body Overuse injuries
Rehabilitation of injuries
Manual Therapy Techniques


McHugh Swims Record Time in All-American Finish

3/23/2018 - M. Swimming

Senior Conner McHugh swam a huge 100 breaststroke race for Minnesota men’s swimming and diving squad Friday night at the NCAA Championships inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center....

Boxwell and Meyer Lead Gophers Past Nebraska, 5-1

3/23/2018 - Baseball

Alex Boxwell drove in four runs and Reggie Meyer tossed 8.0 innings as the Gopher Baseball team opened up Big Ten Conference play with a 5-1 victory over Nebraska on Friday afternoon at...

Gophers Return to B1G Play with 4-3 Win

3/23/2018 - M. Tennis

The Gopher Men’s Tennis team returned to Big Ten play and won its seventh dual in its last eight outings, defeating Iowa 4-3 highlighted by a pair of ranked doubles victories at the...

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