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Hyder's Highlights: Raiders excel in classroom

Winter Fundamental Camp set for Dec. 27

December 23, 2013 · @MTAthletics

Student assistant coach Aaron Hyder completes his final blog post of the semester as the Raiders gear up for the 2014 season.

EXCELLING IN THE CLASSROOM

It's been awhile since I have informed you all, but I will string together the highlights of the past couple of weeks. After Thanksgiving, the team returned to three days of class and then exams started up. And I tell you what, they stepped up to the plate. The team posted a 3.1 overall GPA. 25 players finished with a 3.0 or better and 11 guys made the Dean's List. It is great to see the guys take care of business in the classroom.

Tagging along those lines, four former and one current Blue Raider graduated on December 14. Justin Guidry, Joey McClung, Adam Perry, Wes Robinson, and Jonathan Sisco walked across the stage and received their diplomas. We are proud of those guys and the commitment they have made the Blue Raider program over the last several years.

TYING THE KNOT

The Blue Raiders added another member to the family on December 14 too. Pitching Coach Skylar Meade and his girlfriend, Jessie, got married in Chattanooga. The reception was held at 'The Mill' in Chattanooga. It was great to see these two having such a great time and we wish them the best.

KIDS CAMP

Coach McGuire and the rest of the staff will be holding a winter fundamental camp for kids ages 6-13 on December 27th. Coach McGuire will also be joined by former Blue Raiders and current pros to help with the instruction. There are spots still open. Additional information and sign-up info are here. ( INSERT LINK)

The fall semester is over and players are back home, but the clock does not stop ticking. No time to let up now, the season is just around the corner. In just a few short weeks, the players will be back in Murfreesboro for the start of school. The anticipation is rising and February 14 will be here before you know it.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! And we will see you at the ballpark in the spring. We'll be talkin to ya. 

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