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    Baseball Team Realizes Dream Softball Ladies Conquer Bluefield
Massie, Bishop, and Snyder Ablaze
by Christian Malone talto97. In the third, Bishop and Massie
Sunday, April 28,1996 will live as hit back-to-back homers to right, giving
one of the greatest days ever in Montreat lessee all the runs he’d need. Tliey added
baseball history. The Cavalio’basdjall team aruninthefifthandthreeinthesixth. Bishop
finally realized their dream, becoming was 2-3 with 2 RBI.
TVAC champions for the fir^ time, defeat- The Cavs needed a win to clinch the
ing Clinch Valley 2-3 in a three game se- title on Sunday, and Nate Gardner re-
nes. ^ sponded with the
Inthefirstgame “We were big and bad out there, b^gameofhislife,
on Saturday, three There ain’t nobcidy that was gonna stop tossing a 3-hit shut-
errors contributed to us from taking our rightful place as con- out and fenning 8 to
five unearned runs as ference champions.” propel Montreat 4-
Clinch Valley de- o. Chris Hoyle
feated ace Shane scored on a Rusty
Hatcher 6-4. Hatcher (8-5) scattered ten Fleshman double in the second. In the 4th,
hits, but k^ errors led to a 2-run first and a Bishop cmshed his sbcth homer of the sea-
3-run third inning. In the third, Joe Snyder son, and Snyder put the game out of reach
hammered apitchoverthewallinright, then with his team-record ISthhomer, a2-mn
after Heath Bishop reached on an error, blast inthe skth.
Trey Massie pounded a ball deep into the lessee said, “The first title is always
seats to give Montreat a 4-3 lead. But the the hardest to get. Hopefully it won’t be
Cavs gave the lead back in the bottom of the last”
the inning, as a 2-out error set up a 3 -run Bishop analyzed, “[Joe, myself and
homer. M^ae drove in three runs. Ttq^] realty came through this weekend.”
In game two, Jamie Jessee was as Chaplain exasperated, “I’m really
reliable as he’d be^i all season, throwing a proud of our kids and the efibrt they’ve
5-hitter and striking out eight in a 6-1 vie- given this year.”
tory. Theseniorright-hander(lO-l) won OnMay 11, the men will begin their
forthel6thtimeinhislastl7deciaonsand quest for the College World Seriesinthe
upped his conference-leading strikeout to- Rcj^onal tournament
by Queen Musengwa
Last Saturday, the softball team
overthrew the Bluefield Lady Rams at
Owen High school in a four game series,
sweeping the first three games 2-0,17-
7, and 5-3. Bluefield took the last game
3-1. The women end their first season
with a 18-24 record.
The teams battled for five innings
each game.
Amanda Nesbitt explained, “We
played well both offensively and defen
sively. I think that the key factor though
is that we played with the desire to win
no matter what the cost.”
Pitcher Kelly Flowers observed,
“This wedeend’s games were great con
fidence builders to bring us into the
TVAC tournament”
Several of students gathered at
Owen High School in Swanannoa to
cheer for the ladies. 1996-97 Judicial
Court Chair Andrew Bobilya ejqjressed,
“I expected them not td even break for
lunch on Saturday because they were
doing so well. W^o needs to eat any
Today and Friday the ladies will
trek to Milligan for the TVAC touma-
Charlotte Alumni Meet
by Christ! Waddell
On Saturday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m.
the chapter meeting of the Charlotte
Alumni will meet at Sardis Presbyte
rian Church.
This is the first meeting in the
riences in this program.
According to Peggy Leis, Di
rector of Alumni and Parent Rela
tions, the reasons for this get to
gether are so that “the graduates will
meet other alums. This is also a
Charlotte area chapter where the network for future job possibilities.
graduating SPAS (School of Profes
sional and Adult Studies) are invited.
Alums will enjoy a cookout watch a
video of the college’s SPAS program
to bring them up to date on the growth
of the college. Some SPAS graduat
ing students will speak on their expe-
They will learn more about other’s
times at Montreat, and the alumni
will be introduced to new SPAS stu
There will be other Alumni
meetings in the future but no spe
cific dates have been set.
ARAMARK Adds Buus, BowcFS Nominated for SGA Award
Flexibility to Meal Plan
BonusBucks to the student meal plan b^jn-
ningnextfell. Each student is allotted $50 to
use as a declining balance onhis or her meal
card at no additional e>q)ense. Itcanbeused
vsdiai the equivalency is no longer ofered in
the Cavalier Cafei used to purdHseover the
endofthesonester. Studaits may use only
the Bonus Bucks on their cards and may in
crease their BonusBucks by depositing addi-
ticxial dollars on their cards.
gramby purdiasing anrinimum of$50 worth
ofBonus Buds for use in the Dining Hall or
ARAMARK seeks comments and
concerns fromattystudenL
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will be available this fall after the reports
have been reviewed by boards in Raleigh
and Washington. '
Chesky, Associate English Profes
sor, initiated the Teacher Education Pro
gram during the 1990-91 academic year.
“The state looked kl the program on pa
per and liked it,' but had to wait for stu
dents to go through the program before
accreditation status could be fully deter
“Currently the Teacher Education
Division is on a provisional accreditation
that requires a year to year check up. This
protects students currently in the program
and guarantees that they will finish
Teacher Education under accrediation
status whether we achieve full accredita
tion or not.”
Gabriel added, “Chesky has done
a super job. He worked his hind end off
to prepare for these examinations!”
by Queen Musengwa
This morning duiingHonors Convo
cation several different awards will be given
to students and faculty. 1 1\2 credits will
be ^ven for attendance.
“Honors Convocation is designed to
recognize aU students who have achieved
the significant academic honors over the
year. In addition students are recognized
for service to the college and other con
tributors to the campus, a community and
also an event where distinguished feculty
manber is recognized by his/her colleges,”
explained the Vice President and Dean of
Academics, Don King.
Awards to be given are: Elizabeth H. year.
Maxwell Literature Award, Greybeared
Theatrical Excellence Award, Music
Award, American Bible Society Scholas
tic Achievement Award, Christian Educa
tion Scholastic Achievement Award, SGA
Person of the Year Award, SGA Excel
lence Award, Trapnell Servant Leader
Award, Who’s Who Among Students in
AmericanUniveraties& Colleges Awards,
Parks Distinguished Professor Award, and
Visual Art Exhibition Awards.
King mentioned, “To me. Honors
Convocation is a celebration of the best of
what has been thought, written, and per
formed by students during the academic
SGA Mce- President Scott Bow
ers and Associate Chief Justice Maura
Buus have been nominated for the SGA
Excellence Award. “ I feel that Maura
and myself were equal contributors to
SGA this year. She played a large role
in forming the Judicial system, while I
was more involved in parliament and leg
islation. I feel honored to be nominated
along side of her,” expressed Bowers.
Buus, Bowers’ competitor agreed with
the sentiments, “I am honored that I will
be put in the same category as Scott
because being compared to him is an
honor itsdf”
May 18 Approaches; 77 to Receive Degrees
by Linda Shirlen
OnMay 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Ander
son Auditorium, there will be 77 students
graduating and taking the next step into
their bright futures. 23 SPAS students
along with 36 traditional students, 8 of
which finished in December, will be re
ceiving their degrees. 74 are receiving
their Bachelor Degrees and 3 are receiv
ing their Associate Degree.
The ceremony will be honored with
joint speakers this year. Dr.Louis H.
Evans, Jr. and his wife Colleen Townsend
Evans will be sharing the podium to
speak. He has written several books con
cerning family life and renewal in the
church. He is a recipient of honorary de
grees from Tarkio College, Grove City
College, and Anderson College.
Colleen Evans attended Brigham
Young University. She holds honorary
degrees from King’s College and East
ern College. She is the author of nine
books, and she co-authored one book
with her husband.
Most students vrill miss the place that
they have called home for the past few
years. Heath Peek has stated that he would
like to find a job close to Montreat. He
will be working the summer in the Mon
treat Conference Center in the program
ofiBce and would like to see that become
foil time. He plans to latter go on to deagn
school and major in Graphic design Heath
stated, “I would like to go to the Rhode
Island Institute of Art, however I would
like to stay in this area if at all possible.”
Marci Vance stated, “I would really
like to stay in this area because this is more
like a home to me then Gastonia.” Marci
is planning on getting a job after gradua
tion to take a break form school. Eventu
ally she plans to pursue graduate school.
“I need a break from school for awhile,
probably about 2 years. Somewhere in
between all that I hope to find someone
patient enough to marry me.”
Shannon Lowe will be returning to
Florida and her family. She hopes to get a
job in Human Services and saving some
Chad and Maura Buus will be walk
ing down the graduation aisle together as
married graduates. Maura stated. “We will
be going back to St. Petersburg/Tampa
Florida. Chad will be transferring back
to a Circuit City to move up in the cor
porate ladder. I have applied vrith a
Tampa Bay area school system for a
“Dropout prevention” program.”
Leslie Dalton excitingly voiced, “I
will enter graduate school as Mrs. Leslie
Zola M. Grifim
Brian D. Fuller, M.F.A.
Shazette Davis, Linda Shirlen,
Queen Musengvv^a, Christian Malone,
Jeff Sheets, Amy Buckner,
Christi Waddell
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