Since being named the associate dean of kinesiology, recreation and athletics in May 2008, Ensing has overseen several facility improvements including a new track and field complex, as well as new fields for baseball, softball, soccer and football.
Under her watch, Hancock sports programs have enjoyed tremendous success at the conference level and in the postseason. The baseball team has advanced to the playoffs four times; softball has won conference titles and advanced to the playoffs three seasons; football has won a conference championship and played in four bowl games; the men's basketball program has captured two conference crowns and advanced to the postseason four times, including an appearance in the State Tournament's Elite Eight in 2017-18; and the women's basketball program has also qualified for the postseason.
During her tenure, nearly 200 student-athletes have earned scholarship opportunities to continue their athletic and academic careers at four-year institutions, including several Division I programs.
“The most valuable role administrators play at the community college level is help transfer our student-athletes to continue their education and athletic careers. I’m so proud that we’ve helped our student-athletes advance to four-year universities and play at the next level each year,” said Ensing.
Prior to Hancock, she was the women’s basketball coach and a physical education instructor at Barstow College from 1998 through 2008. She also served as the interim athletic director during her final year at Barstow College.
Ensing served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I University of Utah from 1994 to 1997 and was a graduate assistant coach in the NCAA Division II women’s basketball program at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota from 1992 to 1994.
Ensing earned a Master of Science degree in athletic administration from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern California College (now Vanguard University) in Costa Mesa.