WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2017 by meeting baseball star Tyler Hott.
Major(s): Exercise Science with minors in biology and psychology
Sport(s) Played: Baseball
Why did you choose Shenandoah? I chose Shenandoah because it allowed me to continue my educational path of pursuing athletic training while continuing my baseball career. Also it was nice being close to home so my parents and sister can come see me and watch me play whenever they have free time.
Favorite Class and Professor: My favorite classes would be Structural Kinesiology taught by Dr. Elmore and Strength and Conditioning taught by Dr. Parker. I found it very interesting to learn about what each muscles does and also the movements the muscles are responsible for. Structural Kinesiology translated well into Strength and Conditioning as learning the lifting techniques helps an athlete train a certain muscle group because of the movement pattern of the lift.
What do you like most about playing sports at SU? The brotherhood of the baseball team and pushing each other to perform our best each day on the field. I love the competition and seeing how the work put into the game translates to the success of the team.
Favorite thing to do in Winchester: Hanging out in old town with my friends or being outdoors whether that is working out, hiking, or fishing.
Favorite SU Athletics Memory: Winning the Conference Championship in 2015. However, my favorite memory has yet to happen because when we dogpile after winning a regional and earning a trip to play in Appleton, Wisconsin for the National Championship will go down as my favorite.
What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? It has meant lifelong friendships that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Post-Graduate Plans: Go to grad school for athletic training at Shenandoah University.
Nobody knows that I... could have played college basketball.