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Team Blue Takes Faculty Staff Game
Courtesy: Seminole State College Athletics Department
November 8, 2018
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SANFORD, Florida - The 3nd annual "Raiders are Readers" week started with some excellent panel discussions on Wellness and Mindfulness. On Wednesday afternoon the participation part of the week began. In the Second Annual Faculty Staff Softball Game, Team Blue erased a one run deficit in the bottom of the 5th to win 16-15. The Gold team had stormed back from a nine run deficit, scoring 8 runs in one inning, to take a 15-14 lead heading into the bottom of the 5th. Intramural coordinator Geoff Nelson knocked two runs for the win. joining Nelson on Team Blue were Nicole Hall, Joe Huston, Albert Miranda (winning pitcher), Geraldine Perez, Laura Schumacher and Adam Stark. 

A few new changes were made for this year's game. The Bookstore run by Barnes and Noble donated shirts for the participants. Also, the Raider Softball team supplied some helpful coaching. Team Gold was lead by Sophomores Kelsi Smith and Bree LeClair. The winning coaches were Gabi LoPresti and Payton Germer.

The Raiders are Readers week is 5 days of programming dedicated to promoting reading through sports media and participation. The week has consisted of art exhibitions, movies, panel discussions, an Amazing Race, the Softball Game and for the first time a 3k fun run, walk and roll. On Monday Cynthia Pike, Nutrition Professor at Seminole State College and Marisa Brunett, Vice-President of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association led a panel on Wellness in a fast paced world on the Altamonte Springs campus. Tuesday's panel was on Mindfulness and led by Doreen Collins-McHugh, Professor of Psychology at Seminole State College, Dr. Robert McGraw, Program Manager, Bachelor of Health Science and Purnell Bush, leader of the H.O.P.E. Scholars program.

Raiders are Readers week remaining activities:

  • The Amazing Race - Thursday, November 8th (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) – Start will be at the E. Ann McGee Student Center - A combination of American Ninja and the Amazing Race: obstacle courses, academic skills, speed, and athletic ability. All participants receive a free book. Fastest team wins Grand Prize.
  • Raider 3k Fun Run, Walk & Roll - Friday, November 9th (11:45 a.m.) – Participants are encouraged to bring a book to donate. The start/finish line will be near parking lot/patio of the E. Ann McGee Student Center. Faculty and staff can sign up here: https://portal.seminolestate.edu/signMeUp/dashboard   

RAIDER NOTES:

  • To donate to Raider Athletics go to: https://tkt.xosn.com//donor/DonorProfile.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=34200&DB_OEM_ID=34200 
  • There are both advertising and rental opportunities at the Seminole State Raider facilities, for more information send an email to esserk@seminolestate.edu
  • The overall athletic department GPA during 2017-18 was 3.04
  • The 2018 Softball team finished 52-15 and has won 105 games over the last two years
  • Coach Courtney Miller won her 1,000 game during the 2018 season
  • Seminole State is hosting the NJCAA Region 8 Softball Tournament, May 2-5, 2019
  • Seminole State Golf has finished in the top 3 in the Nation for the last 6 years including 2nd in 2018
  • The 2018 Baseball team finished 24-26 including a 17-12 record at home

About the Seminole State Raiders:  The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State now sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I. 

Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. For more about Raider Athletics, visit SeminoleStateRaiders.com, follow on Twitter: @buildingRaiders and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/buildingRaiders/.  

Media contact: Kurt Esser, Director of Athletics, 407.708.2092, esserk@seminolestate.edu

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