Jefferson College (Missouri)
Jefferson College is a community college in Jefferson County, Missouri, in the city of Hillsboro. As of Fall 2012, Jefferson College enrollment includes 5,523 full and part-time college credit students. 4,313 students are enrolled in continuing education classes as of 2011. The history of Jefferson College began in the spring of 1961 with the passage of Senate Bill Number Seven, presented by Senator Earl Blackwell of Hillsboro, made possible the formation and financing of public junior colleges in Missouri. Several Jefferson County citizens began to recognize the need for a public junior college in their community, they met and petitioned the State Board of Education for the formation of a Junior College District; the Community College District of Jefferson County was voted into existence on April 2, 1963. Classes were first held at Hillsboro High School in 1964 until the following year when the college moved to its present 400+ acre campus on Highway 21 near Hillsboro. Jefferson College became the second junior college district in Missouri to be approved.
Jefferson College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Main Campus is located in Jefferson County, with a portion in the city of Hillsboro and most of it in an unincorporated area; this campus is about 30 miles south of St. Louis, it includes the following features: the Library-Administration Building, Career & Technical Education Building, Fine Arts Building, Technology Center and Sciences Building and Sciences II, Field House, Athletic Fields, Student Center, Area Technical School, Student Housing. JC Online, was formally established in 2010 as the college's virtual campus, providing a full range of classes and e-services to students who prefer this popular method of instruction. Jefferson College Arnold is located in Arnold; this campus is about 5 miles south of St. Louis. Jefferson College Arnold was opened in 2007 to expand educational services to those in northern Jefferson County; the 40,000 square feet facility is located at 1687 Missouri State Road behind the Arnold Library and Recreation Center.
Jefferson College Imperial is in Imperial, near Arnold and 15 miles south of St. Louis. Jefferson College Imperial opened in 2010; the 20,000 square feet building is located at 4400 Jeffco Boulevard and is home to the Law Enforcement Academy, EMT-Paramedic programs. Jefferson Community College offers degree programs in the following programs. Associate of Arts Degree: The Associate of Arts A. A. degree is a program of general studies designed to transfer to four-year institutions. Many subjects are offered. Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree: The A. A. T. degree is designed to transfer into a four-year Teacher Education program for those who want to be certified to teach early childhood, middle school, or secondary education. Associate of Science Degree - Pre-Engineering: The A. S. degree is designed to transfer to an engineering institution the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Associate of Applied Science Degree: The A. A. S. degree includes a variety of career and technical education programs not designed for transfer.
The A. A. S. degree provides the option to pursue either a degree or a certificate. Associate of Fine Arts degree is designed for transfer to another college or university as part of a bachelor's degree in fine arts; the Area Technical School provides career programs to help area high school students develop: Occupational Skills necessary to secure initial employment in the field after graduation from high school A Background of related information including both theory and practice necessary for a field of choice Personal and Social Traits necessary for initial employment Leadership Skills to help students learn the importance of leadership in the workplace. Multiple programs are available at the Area Technical School in careers such as Automotive Technology, Biomedical Sciences, Building Repair Technology, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Culinary Arts, Digital Media Technology, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Fire Science, Health Services, HVAC, Metal Fabrication, Residential Carpentry and Welding Technology Jefferson College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I, NJCAA Region XVI and the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference.
The college fields teams in men's baseball and soccer, women's basketball, soccer and volleyball. The teams are known as the Vikings; the mission of the Jefferson College Foundation is to support the growth and development of Jefferson College in ways that are beneficial to its students, faculty and campus facilities. Founded in 1991, the Foundation continues to build relationships within the community, making a positive difference in the lives of others through learning and cultural enrichment; the Foundation supports the educational opportunities at Jefferson College by hosting fun and exciting events. Proceeds from the events help provide scholarships for talented and deserving students in need of assistance; the Foundation provides quality entertainment for members of the community and their families. Victor the Viking is the Mascot of Jefferson College. Jefferson College Student Newspaper The Harbinger is prepared by student journalists of Jefferson College and is published during the academic year.
The Harbinger is a class project of Journalism I -- IV classes at Jefferson College, has been the student newspaper of the college since 1964. Jefferson College Television provides educational opportunities in broadcast journalism, under the direction of a station manager; the Office of Student Development includes a vari
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school; the term refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic dormitories similar to their university counterparts. In Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short courses of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature. Equivalent to the American notion of community colleges are Tertiary and Further Education colleges or TAFEs. There are an increasing number of private providers, which are colloquially called "colleges". TAFEs and other providers carry on the tradition of adult education, established in Australia around the mid-19th century, when evening classes were held to help adults enhance their numeracy and literacy skills. Most Australian universities can be traced back to such forerunners, although obtaining a university charter has always changed their nature.
In TAFEs and colleges today, courses are designed for personal development of an individual and/or for employment outcomes. Educational programs cover a variety of topics such as arts, languages and lifestyle, they are scheduled to run two, three or four days of the week, depending on the level of the course undertaken. A Certificate I may only run for 4 hours twice a week for a term of 9 weeks. A full-time Diploma course might have classes 4 days per week for a year; some courses may be offered in the weekends to accommodate people working full-time. Funding for colleges may come from government grants and course fees. Many are not-for-profit organisations; such TAFES are located in metropolitan and rural locations of Australia. Education offered by TAFEs and colleges has changed over the years. By the 1980s many colleges had recognised a community need for computer training. Since thousands of people have increased skills through IT courses; the majority of colleges by the late 20th century had become Registered Training Organisations.
They offer individuals a nurturing, non-traditional education venue to gain skills that better prepare them for the workplace and potential job openings. TAFEs and colleges have not traditionally offered bachelor's degrees, instead providing pathway arrangements with universities to continue towards degrees; the American innovation of the associate degree is being developed at some institutions. Certificate courses I to IV, diplomas and advanced diplomas are offered, the latter deemed equivalent to an undergraduate qualification, albeit in more vocational areas; some TAFE institutes have become higher education providers in their own right and are now starting to offer bachelor's degree programs. In Canada, colleges are adult educational institutions that provide higher education and tertiary education, grant certificates and diplomas; as well, in Ontario, the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology have been mandated to offer their own stand-alone degrees as well as to offer joint degrees with universities through "articulation agreements" that result in students emerging with both a diploma and a degree.
Thus, for example, the University of Guelph "twins" with Humber College and York University does the same with Seneca College. More however, colleges have been offering a variety of their own degrees in business and technical fields; the academic and economic value of the college degree is still being tested in the marketplace. Each province has its own educational system, as prescribed by the Canadian federalism model of governance. In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, most Canadian colleges began to provide practical education and training for the emerging baby boom generation, for immigrants from around the world who were entering Canada in increasing numbers at that time. A formative trend was the merging of the separate vocational training and adult education institutions. Canadian colleges are either publicly funded or private post-secondary institutions. There are 150 institutions that are equivalent to the US community college in certain contexts, they are referred to as "colleges" since in common usage a degree-granting institution is exclusively a university.
In addition to graduate degrees, universities grant Associate's degrees and Bachelor's degrees, but in some regions and/or courses of study and universities collaborate so college students can earn transfer credits toward undergraduate university degrees. University degrees are attained through four years of study; the term associate degree is used in western Canada to refer to a two-year college arts or science degree, similar to how the term is used in the United States. In other parts of Canada the term advanced degree is used to indicate a 3- or 4-year college program. In the province of Quebec, three years is the norm for a university degree because a year of credit is earned in the CEGEP system; when speaking in English, people refer to all colleges as Cégeps, however the term is an acronym more applied to the French-language public system: Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel. The word College can refer to a private High School in Quebec. Canadian community college systemsList of colleges in Canada Colleges and Institutes Can
Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit, she was assigned to the crew of the final mission of the Space Shuttle. She is a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign KE5FYE. From 2012 until 2018 Magnus was the executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Magnus was raised in Belleville, Illinois, she earned degrees in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Missouri–Rolla before earning a PhD in materials science and engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. Research for her dissertation, entitled "An Investigation of the relationship between the thermochemistry and emission behavior of thermionic cathodes based on the BaO-Sc2O3-WO3 ternary system," was supported by a fellowship from the NASA Lewis Research Center. During the 1980s, Magnus worked on stealth aircraft design as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas.
She worked on the propulsion system for the A-12 Avenger II until the project was canceled by the Navy in 1991. Magnus was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1996. Following training for two years from January 1997 until May 1998, Magnus was assigned to the Payloads/Habitability branch in the Astronaut office, her work included coordinating with the European Space agency and the Development Agency of Japan and Brazil. In May 1998 she was assigned to work in Russia testing. In 2000 she was CAPCOM for the International Space Station, and flew her first space mission, STS-112, in October 2002 as a mission specialist. The main objective of Space Shuttle Atlantis' mission was the installation of the S1 truss section on the International Space Station and consumables delivery. Magnus operated the space station's robotic arm during the three spacewalks required to install and activate the S1 truss; the flight duration was 10 days 44 seconds. From January 29–31, 2006, together with Oleg Artemiev and Michael Barratt, Magnus took part in a two-day examination for the ability to survive in an uninhabited area in case of the Soyuz descent module making an emergency landing.
She passed this examination in the forest near Moscow. From September 16–22, 2006, Magnus served as the commander of NASA's NEEMO 11 mission, an undersea expedition at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aquarius laboratory located off the coast of Florida. With fellow astronaut/aquanauts Timothy Kopra, Robert Behnken and Timothy Creamer, all of whom were training for possible assignment to missions to the International Space Station, Magnus imitated moonwalks, tested concepts for mobility using various spacesuit configurations and weights to simulate lunar gravity. Techniques for communication, geological sample retrieval and using remote-controlled robots on the moon's surface were tested. National Undersea Research Center support crew members Larry Ward and Roger Garcia provided engineering support inside the habitat. Magnus served as Flight Engineer on board the International Space Station as part of Expedition 18. Magnus was a Mission Specialist on STS-126 for the trip to the station, which launched on November 14, 2008.
She served as Mission Specialist on STS-119 when it returned on March 28, 2009. She received warm greetings from NASA on her return, her replacement, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, was launched aboard Discovery on March 15, 2009. On September 14, 2010, NASA announced Magnus to be one of four astronauts assigned to the STS-135 "launch on need" crew that was, if needed, to fly a rescue mission for STS-134, the last scheduled shuttle flight. Other members assigned to that crew were commander Christopher Ferguson, pilot Douglas G. Hurley, fellow mission specialist Rex J. Walheim. In January 2011, NASA added STS-135 to the manifest as the final space shuttle mission, scheduled to launch in July 2011; the mission launched on 8 July 2011 and landed on July 21. In September 2012, Magnus became deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office. On October 2012, Dr. Magnus left NASA Astronaut corps to become the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, she was the Executive Director until January 2018.
Since 2018 Magnus is a principal at AstroPlanetView. This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Sandy Magnus on Twitter "Sandra H. Magnus NASA Astronaut". NASA. NASA. October 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2019. Spacefacts biography "Spacebook," Dr. Magnus's blog during her 2008-9 mission aboard the ISS
An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft. Although reserved for professional space travelers, the terms are sometimes applied to anyone who travels into space, including scientists, politicians and tourists; until 2002, astronauts were sponsored and trained by governments, either by the military or by civilian space agencies. With the suborbital flight of the funded SpaceShipOne in 2004, a new category of astronaut was created: the commercial astronaut; the criteria for what constitutes human spaceflight vary. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Sporting Code for astronautics recognizes only flights that exceed an altitude of 100 kilometers. In the United States, professional and commercial astronauts who travel above an altitude of 50 miles are awarded astronaut wings; as of 17 November 2016, a total of 552 people from 36 countries have reached 100 km or more in altitude, of which 549 reached low Earth orbit or beyond.
Of these, 24 people have traveled beyond low Earth orbit, either to lunar orbit, the lunar surface, or, in one case, a loop around the Moon. Three of the 24–Jim Lovell, John Young and Eugene Cernan–did so twice; the three current astronauts who have flown without reaching low Earth orbit are spaceplane pilots Joe Walker, Mike Melvill, Brian Binnie, who participated in suborbital missions. As of 17 November 2016, under the U. S. definition, 558 people qualify as having reached space, above 50 miles altitude. Of eight X-15 pilots who exceeded 50 miles in altitude, only one exceeded 100 kilometers. Space travelers have spent over 41,790 man-days in space, including over 100 astronaut-days of spacewalks; as of 2016, the man with the longest cumulative time in space is Gennady Padalka, who has spent 879 days in space. Peggy A. Whitson holds the record for the most time in space by 377 days. In 1959, when both the United States and Soviet Union were planning, but had yet to launch humans into space, NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan and his Deputy Administrator, Dr. Hugh Dryden, discussed whether spacecraft crew members should be called astronauts or cosmonauts.
Dryden preferred "cosmonaut", on the grounds that flights would occur in the cosmos, while the "astro" prefix suggested flight to the stars. Most NASA Space Task Group members preferred "astronaut", which survived by common usage as the preferred American term; when the Soviet Union launched the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin in 1961, they chose a term which anglicizes to "cosmonaut". In English-speaking nations, a professional space traveler is called an astronaut; the term derives from the Greek words ástron, meaning "star", nautes, meaning "sailor". The first known use of the term "astronaut" in the modern sense was by Neil R. Jones in his 1930 short story "The Death's Head Meteor"; the word itself had been known earlier. In Les Navigateurs de l'Infini by J.-H. Rosny aîné, the word astronautique was used; the word may have been inspired by "aeronaut", an older term for an air traveler first applied in 1784 to balloonists. An early use of "astronaut" in a non-fiction publication is Eric Frank Russell's poem "The Astronaut", appearing in the November 1934 Bulletin of the British Interplanetary Society.
The first known formal use of the term astronautics in the scientific community was the establishment of the annual International Astronautical Congress in 1950, the subsequent founding of the International Astronautical Federation the following year. NASA applies the term astronaut to any crew member aboard NASA spacecraft bound for Earth orbit or beyond. NASA uses the term as a title for those selected to join its Astronaut Corps; the European Space Agency uses the term astronaut for members of its Astronaut Corps. By convention, an astronaut employed by the Russian Federal Space Agency is called a cosmonaut in English texts; the word is an anglicisation of the Russian word kosmonavt, one who works in space outside the Earth's atmosphere, a space traveler, which derives from the Greek words kosmos, meaning "universe", nautes, meaning "sailor". Other countries of the former Eastern Bloc use variations of the Russian word kosmonavt, such as the Polish kosmonauta. Coinage of the term kosmonavt has been credited to Soviet aeronautics pioneer Mikhail Tikhonravov.
The first cosmonaut was Soviet Air Force pilot Yuri Gagarin the first person in space. Valentina Tereshkova, a Russian factory worker, was the first woman in space, as well as the first civilian among the Soviet cosmonaut or NASA astronaut corps to make a spaceflight. On March 14, 1995, Norman Thagard became the first American to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle, thus became the first "American cosmonaut". "Yǔ háng yuán" is used for astronauts and cosmonauts in general, while "Hángtiān yuán" is used for Chinese astronauts. Here, "Hángtiān" is defined as the navigation of outer space within the local star system, i.e. solar system. The phrase "tài kōng rén" is used in Hong Kong and Taiwan; the term taikonaut is used by some English-language news media organizations for professional space travelers from China. The word has featured in the Longman and Oxford English dictionaries, the latter of which desc
Justin Michael Hampson is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball with San Diego Padres and New York Mets. Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 28th round of the 1999 MLB amateur draft, Hampson made his Major League Baseball debut with the Colorado Rockies on September 10, 2006. On August 10, 2008, Hampson pitched a scoreless fifth and seventh innings for the win after starter Chris Young gave up 7 runs in four innings in a 16-7 win over the Rockies. Hampson was released by the Padres on April 1, 2009. On May 27, 2009 Hampson signed a Minor League contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hampson pitched for the York Revolution and Long Island Ducks in 2010. On February 16, 2011, Hampson signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. On June 25, 2012, he was called up by the Mets. However, on July 4, he was designated for assignment after just three relief appearances, he was called up again September 4 along with five other players as part of the Mets' September callups and proceeded to pitch in 10 games over the remainder of the season, yielding two runs in 8 2/3 innings.
Following the season, Hampson was outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster, he declared free agency. He signed a minor league contract with the Mets on February 18, 2013. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference
New York Mets
The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens. The Mets compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division; the Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City. One of baseball's first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed NL teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants; the Mets' colors are composed of the Dodgers' blue and the Giants' orange, which form the outer two bands of the New York City flag. During the 1962 and 1963 seasons, the Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds. From 1964 to 2008, the Mets' home ballpark was Shea Stadium. In 2009, they moved into Citi Field. In their 1962 inaugural season, the Mets posted a record of 40–120, the worst regular season record since MLB went to a 162-game schedule; the team never finished better than second to last until the 1969 "Miracle Mets" beat the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in World Series history.
Since they have played in four additional World Series, including a dramatic run in 1973 that ended in a seven-game loss to the Oakland Athletics, a second championship in 1986 over the Boston Red Sox, a Subway Series loss against their cross-town rivals the New York Yankees in 2000, a five-game loss to the Kansas City Royals in 2015. The Mets qualified to play in the Major League Baseball postseason in 1988 and 2006, coming within one game of the World Series both years. After near-misses in 2007 and 2008, the Mets made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in nine years, won their first NL pennant in 15 years; the team again returned to the playoffs in this time with a wild card berth. This was the team's second back-to-back playoff appearance, the first occurring during the 1999 and 2000 seasons; as of the end of the 2018 MLB season, the Mets overall win-loss record is 4362–4732, good for a.480 win percentage. After the 1957 season, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants relocated from New York to California to become the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants leaving the largest city in the United States with no National League franchise and only one major league team, the New York Yankees of the American League.
With the threat of a New York team joining a new third league, the National League expanded by adding the New York Mets following a proposal from William Shea. In a symbolic reference to New York's earlier National League teams, the new team took as its primary colors the blue of the Dodgers and the orange of the Giants, colors featured on the Flag of New York City; the nickname "Mets" was adopted: it was a natural shorthand to the club's corporate name, "The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club, Inc.", hearkened back to the "Metropolitans", its brevity was advantageous for newspaper headlines. For the first two years of its existence, the team played its home games at the historic Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. In 1964, they moved into newly constructed Shea Stadium in Flushing, where the Mets played until the 2008 season. In 2009, the club moved into Citi Field, adjacent to the former Shea Stadium site. During their history, the Mets have won two World Series titles, five National League pennants and six National League East titles.
The Mets qualified for the postseason as the National League wild card team in 1999, 2000, 2016. The Mets have appeared in five World Series, more than any other expansion team in MLB history, their two championships are the most titles among expansion teams, equal to the tallies of the Toronto Blue Jays, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals. The Mets held the New York baseball single-season attendance record for 29 years, they broke the Yankees' 1948 record by drawing nearly 2.7 million spectators in 1970. The Mets broke their own record five times before the record was regained by the Yankees in 1999; the 1962 Mets posted a 40–120 record, a record for the most losses in a season since 1899. In 1966, the Mets famously bypassed future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson in the amateur draft, instead selecting Steve Chilcott, who never played in the majors, but the following year, they acquired future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver in a lottery. Seaver helped the 1969 "Miracle Mets" win the new National League East division title defeat the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant and the favored Baltimore Orioles to win the 1969 World Series.
In 1973, the Mets rallied from 5th place to win the division, despite a record of only 82–79. They shocked the favored Cincinnati Reds "Big Red Machine" in the NLCS and pushed the defending World Series champion Oakland Athletics to a seventh game, but lost the series. Notably, 1973 was the only NL East title between 1970 and 1980 that wasn't won by either the Philadelphia Phillies or the Pittsburgh Pirates. Star pitcher Tom Seaver was traded in 1977, on a day remembered as "the Midnight Massacre", the Mets fell into last place for several years; the franchise turned around in the mid-1980s. During this time the Mets drafted slugger Darryl Strawberry and 1985 Cy Young Award winner Dwight Gooden. In addition, former National League MVP and perennial Gold Glove winner Keith Hernandez was obtained by the Mets in 1983. In 1985, they acquired Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter from the Montreal Expos and won 98 games, but narrowly missed the playoffs. In 1986, they won the division with a record of 108–54, one of the best in National Le
Great Rivers Athletic Conference
The Great Rivers Athletic Conference is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association located in the Southern part of Illinois and was formed in 1982. The GRAC is located in Region 24, about 4/5 the Southern portion of Illinois; the GRAC has nine member schools, with enrollments ranging from less than 1,000 to more than 6,000. While there is no limit as to how many teams each school can field, the GRAC only sponsors five sports: Men's Basketball, Baseball and Women's Basketball and Volleyball; the GRAC consists of ten schools, all from Southern Illinois. The members of the GRAC span the width of Southern Illinois with Wabash Valley College on the Eastern border of Illinois and Indiana, Southwestern Illinois College on the Western border of Illinois and Missouri. There are multiple highway rivalries between schools located along Interstate 57 and 64; these include Lakeland vs. Kaskaskia; every team in the GRAC fields a men's baseball team. The Wabash Valley College Warriors are annually one of the premier teams, not just in the GRAC, but in the NJCAA, given their annual success and multiple conference victories and the number of players taken in the draft since the year 2000.
This is considered to be an oddity since the school is small and located in the Midwest and most premier teams are located in the west coast or southern regions. Other teams that have had a large number of conference titles and players drafted are Southwestern Illinois, John A Logan, Lincoln Trail, Rend Lake College; the Volunteers have won nine conference titles, six Region 24 championships, made two national tournament appearances. Eleven Volunteers have earned NJCAA All–American honors, fourteen former Volunteers are playing professional baseball, with four competing in the major leagues. Many players over the years have been drafted and gone on to play in the MLB; the following is a list of recent players drafted. Blue Devils won 108 games in 3 years, won 2 GRAC titles, have 30 Academic All-American athletes and were named an Academic All-American Team in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Many players over the years have been drafted and gone on to play in the MLB; the following is a list of recent players drafted.
The Lincoln Trail College Statesmen have battled for a top spot in the GRAC. Year in and year out the Statesmen have fielded a strong team that has given fellow conference and Region 24 teams all they could ask for; the Statesmen have been champions of the GRAC four times since the year 2000 and champions of Region 24 twice in the same span of time. Along with these accomplishments on the field, the athletes have been performing well in the classroom receiving the NJCAA Academic team of the year in 2006. Many players over the years have been drafted and gone on to play in the MLB; the following is a list of recent players playing in the MLB Justin Hancock - San Diego Padres, Chuck Ghysels - Cincinnati Reds, Zach Gerler - Washington Nationals, Ricky Marshall - Chicago White Sox, Cody Gilbert - Chicago Cubs, David Arnold - Colorado Rockies, Seth Bynum - Washington Nationals, Tyler Evans - Houston Astros, Kevin Mahar - Texas Rangers, TJ Brewer - San Francisco Giants The Rend Lake Warriors are never taken for granted in the GRAC or Region 24.
Rend Lake has produced a competitive ball club that competes in the top half of the conference year after year. The Warriors have been Region 24 Champions three times in the past two decades. Many players over the years have been drafted and gone on to play in the MLB; the following is a list of recent players who have been drafted or have or are playing in the MLB or for an MLB minor league team. Kyle Geiger - Twins, Jim Abbott - Twins, Neal Freandling - Rays, Dan Dement - Nationals, Mike Siefert - Blue Jays, Ryan Spille - Blue Jays, Dan Firlit - Cardinals, Brandon Braboy - Yankees, Zach Petersime - Orioles, Cory White - Indians, Nick Wooley - Royals, Nathan Dorris - Braves; the Southeastern Illinois Falcons have put a couple players on the field over the years that have reached the MLB. Two of note are Jeff Keener. Cory Bailey played professional baseball from 1991-2003 for five different teams: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, the Yomiuri Giants.
Jeff Keener became their number one pitcher. He signed and played with the St. Louis Cardinals for two seasons, winning one World Series. Jeff Keener coaches baseball at Gen. John A. Logan High School in Southern Illinois. All players of note would be the All-Americans. Jason Colemire, Kieth Jones, Jaime Malave, Tony Ochs, Ron Wahig, Darren Weisheit, along with Jeff Keener; the Blue Knights have competed for top honors in the conference since joining the league in 1987. Olney has produced 8 Academic NJCAA All-Americans, 8 NJCAA All-Americans since 2000, compiling a record of 565-241 in those years. Olney has produced many professional affiliated players over recent years. Clint Barmes played for Olney Central College in 1998 and 1999 before transferring to Indiana State and has been a 10-year veteran in the Major Leagues for the Rockies and Pirates, he made his big league debut on September 5, 2003. The Wabash Valley Warriors are the team to beat in the GRAC; this team has national recognition along with the recognition from its peers in the GRAC and Region 24.
The Warriors are in the hunt for the GRAC Championship and Region 24 Championship because of all the