our team

mEET THE TEAM

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former U.S. student-athletes!

KAA operates on a foundation of trust, knowledge, experience, and professionalism.

Our team of agents are all highly qualified to guide you through this recruiting process, having been student-athletes themselves! This gives KAA the 100% scholarship success rate.

We guarantee a personalised approach, diligent communication, and complete honesty throughout this process, to maximise your recruiting potential!

Georgia Garden-Bachop

Managing director

Progressing from a successful KAA athlete to the managing director of the company, Georgia is passionate about the opportunities waiting in the U.S. for other talented kiwis. Attending Monmouth University on their field hockey team, she completed her degree in health sciences. Continuing her studies at Brunel Univeristy,  London, Georgia recently finished her MSc in Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences.

David Hodge

Director of AAA

Over 20 years of experience including coaching at Stanford University & the University of Colorado, being an All-American & attaining a B.S.E. at Baylor University, & assisting individuals through the process to become student-athletes at prestigious institutions

Hannah started her U.S. college experience at SMU in Dallas Texas where she ran track and XC for the mustang’s while completing a double degree in journalism and political science. Claiming 8 conference championships, Hannah used her final year of eligibility to transfer to UNM in Albuquerque where she completed her Master’s in Public Policy.

Ben was part of the Soccer team at Missouri State University from 2016-2019. Conference Champions in the Missouri Valley Conference 2017 and 2019. All Conference First Team 2019 in his senior year. 2x MVC Defensive Player of the Week. Senior year Unbeaten season breaking school records with a record of 18-1-1 and winning the first NCAA tournament game in program history making it to the second round. 

Sophie attended Indiana University where she was a member of the women’s rowing team. In her senior season, Sophie was stroke seat of the top varsity 8 that placed 3rd at the Big10 Champs. Sophie completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and majored in Sports Marketing and Management. While at IU, Sophie was a Scholar Athlete, 3x All-Big10, academic athlete & earned the Big10 distinguished scholar award in her last year.

Rob CHEYNE

Agent

Rob represented NZ in Davis Cup 2003 before playing tennis at California State University of Fresno from 1996-2000, earning a B.S. in Kinesiology before playing professionally for 3 years. As the Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach at Baylor University in 2003-5, he won the 2003/4 National Championship and then going undefeated in 2004/5 until the final against UCLA. Rob holds a Bachelor of Chiropractic from the NZ college of Chiropractic and is now a successful Chiropractor, but still enjoys advising student-athletes so they can reach their full potential.

Ebony Panoho

Agent

Ebony coached at Arizona State University after earning All-American honours and being a Pac-12 Conference Champion for her Alma Mater. Bachelor of Science and Masters in Higher and Post Secondary Education