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New Foundation scholarship established by ’83 and ’84 baseball teams

ISSUED: 25 June 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Foundation announces a 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. The first award was made in the 2018-2019 academic year to Eric O’Brien, a senior recreation/sports marketing major from Henrico, Virginia.

The 1983 and 1984 championship baseball teams were made up 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 that legacy by creating an annually funded scholarship designated in support of student athletes on the 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, 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.”

To learn more about making a gift of any size through the Shepherd University Foundation, contact Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397,, or visit the Foundation online at

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