By: Andrew Webster
Maranatha’s varsity baseball team has struggled in the beginning of the season to keep their grades up. The hours that go into baseball make it difficult for the players to stay focused and get their work done. Just last week, with the quarter ending, several starters faced academic ineligibility. That included three out of the six seniors. With a long season ahead, Coach Matt Schupper felt he had to take matters into own hands. He gave an inspirational speech and initiated the baseball team’s first ever study hall.
At first, many the players didn’t believe it would help. But after just two study sessions everyone was locked in and getting work done. The players shocked themselves as their grades started to match the effort they were putting in. The seniors set an example as they continuously motivated everyone to stay on task. As a result, every player on varsity has hit at least a 2.0 GPA and there’s no signs of slowing down.