May 19, 2008
Checking in with two former Hokies
The Notebook
With the recent announcement of the Johnny Oates Memorial Baseball Award winners, Sean O’Brien and Matt Hacker, we thought we’d check in with the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, former Tech shortstop Warren Schaeffer.

Schaeffer was the lone Hokie taken in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft, as he was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 38th round. He is currently playing infield for the Asheville Tourists of the Class A South Atlantic League, and has batted .256 with one home run, 15 RBI and two stolen bases in 27 games.

Also, as was mentioned in Torye Hurst’s Italy/Greece blog recently, another former Hokie is succeeding professionally as well. Former women’s basketball player Kerri Gardin, who graduated in 2006, has made the roster of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun and started the first two games, averaging seven points and six rebounds in 22.5 minutes per contest.

Click below to visit the player pages of these two Hokies to keep up with their progress.
Warren Schaeffer
Kerri Gardin

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