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New scholarship established by ’83 and ’84 baseball teams

The Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for student athletes on Shepherd’s men’s baseball team. The ’83 and ’84 Championships Baseball Scholarship was created by members of the 1983 and 1984 Shepherd University championship baseball teams. These teams were comprised of a group of young men and coaches who bonded as friends and teammates for one common goal: to win Shepherd’s first baseball championship. Together they achieved that goal and have continued to stay in touch and support each other as friends and teammates throughout the years.

In 2018, the group chose to carry on their legacy by creating an annually funded scholarship designated in support of a student athlete on Shepherd’s men’s baseball team. “Our new common goal as a team is to help student athletes who play baseball for Shepherd,” said teammate Craig Kershner ’88, who led fundraising efforts for the scholarship award. “It is our hope that these deserving students may create the same lasting bonds of friendship with their teammates as we did.”

The first award of the ’83 and ’84 Championships Baseball Scholarship was made in the 2018-2019 academic year to Eric O’Brien, a senior recreation/sports marketing major from Henrico, Virginia.