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Message from the Athletic Director

 

I would like to take the time to thank you for visiting our website and for your support of Night Hawks athletics. We value our fans and supporters as members of our own community, and strive to make your association with our department a proud one. Rest assured that we know how important you are to our mission, not only as an athletic department, but as a university as well.

Our coaches, players, and staff stand behind our mission of creating productive citizens through athletic experiences. We realize that winning is important, after all that is why we play the games, but that is not the only reason for our existence. We, as coaches, view our jobs as a teaching opportunity, not only for the sports we play, but the game of life that will continue long after the last cheers are heard. We believe in teaching discipline in the classroom and community, service to others, and professionalism. We try to do this through our words and actions alike, as we aim to lead by example. We expect the best from our athletes, and it is our duty to give them our best each and every day. We also feel it is our responsibility to have our athletes help others in need, and during the 2011-12 year our athletes volunteered over 1650 hours in the Thomasville community. We look forward to continuing this trend of giving throughout the student/athlete's time at TU, and believe it will carry forward into their personal lives away from campus.

In addition to the service in the community and their performance on the field, we are extremely proud of our athletes in the classroom. We have had over 50 athletes honored in the last 8 years as NAIA Scholar Athletes, as well as 5 teams that received the coveted NAIA Scholar Team award. Over the last 4 years, our athletes have achieved a GPA over 3.0 in 6 of the 8 semesters. We will continue to strive for excellence in the classroom, as we know this is pivotal to success after graduation.

Again, we thank you for your continued support of Thomas University. If there is ever anything I can do to enhance your experience with our teams, or if you desire to become a financial partner in our quest to become an elite member of the NAIA, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Go Night Hawks!

Mike Lee

Head Baseball Coach/Athletic Director

 

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