June 3, 2010

Wildcats Featured in National Magazine

In the five years since they first took the field as a startup college baseball program, the Western Nevada College Wildcats have become a regional force and a national contender. Now, a national baseball magazine has taken notice.

The Wildcats are featured in the 2010-2 issue of Baseball The Magazine, a publication that profiles baseball teams from youth to college level, and is always on the lookout for players and teams that stand out.

A three-page feature with multiple color photos describes the Wildcats' history and successes beginning with its first year, when it "shocked opponents and other observers by winning (the Scenic West Conference championship which included four NJCAA Top 20 teams) with a squad that featured only two sophomores, with the rest being freshmen."

Now, the magazine said, the Wildcats are "a perennial power, even in the ultra-competitive Scenic West Athletic Conference."

Wildcats Coach DJ Whittemore said it is humbling and nice to be recognized on a national level "after years of hard work by many at this college and partners in the community," as well as the players and the coaches.

"We are all certainly very proud of our record of accomplishment, especially our student athletes' academic achievement" where the Wildcats have been named an NJCAA Academic Spring Team of the Year every year to date, Whittemore said.

"All of the former Wildcats who have worked so hard deserve a big thank you from the coaches for making this a special place to play and coach," he said.

For information about Baseball The Magazine: http://www.baseballthemag.com/


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