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Scot-e-News - March 2018

Winter/Spring Sports UpdateSoftball team

MC’s softball program is off to a strong start with an 11-6 overall record, including a 4-0 league mark. On the mound, Nicole Blackburn ’19, Casey Joliff ’19 and Katlyn Smith ’21 are throwing most of the Scots' innings. Blackburn is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA, while Smith is 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Smith leads the squad with 37 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting just .237 against her. Coach Leah Kelley’s ’11 squad is hitting .344 on the season. Seven Scots are hitting .311 or higher, paced by Essence “Mercedes” Strambler’s ’20 .473 average. She leads the team in hits (26), homeruns (5) and RBI (20). Taylor Campbell ’21 has 17 RBI, followed by Rachel Taylor ’18 (14).

The Maryville College baseball team has been ranked No.18 nationally by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in their initial in-season poll this spring. The No. 18 nod is the highest national ranking for the Scots' baseball program in school history.

MC freshman Kayla Zimmerman ’21 earned USA South Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week after going 4-0 this past week. Her doubles partner is fellow rookie Anastasia Dunn ’21. Zimmerman earned a pair of singles victories while teaming up with Dunn to take down doubles challenges from Ohio Christian and LaGrange College.

With a milestone 700th career win on Feb. 23, MC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Randy Lambert '76 ranks fourth in the country among active head coaches across all NCAA divisions in career victories. Lambert’s team claimed the USA South Tournament title in his 701st career victory on Feb. 24, tallying an automatic qualifier to NCAA Tournament. On March 2, the team took its 19th trip to the Big Dance in St. Louis, Mo., and faced Nebraska Wesleyan University in the opening round

Coach Darrin Travillian’s women’s basketball squad finished third in the USA South Western Division with a strong 11-3 league mark. His Scots finished 17-10 overall with a trio of Scots earning All-Conference honors.

Follow all the Fighting Scots spring action on or via social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MCScots. Go Scots!

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Atlanta Events

Attention, Atlanta-area alumni! MC is coming to Atlanta April 21-22! Join your fellow alumni for fun, fellowship and festivities – and one event will take you to new heights! For more information or to register, visit the MC website.
Dr. Terry Simpson

Last Lecture

Dr. Terry Simpson, Maryville College professor of secondary education and director of teacher education, will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, after 28 years at MC. All are invited to his “Last Lecture” on Thurs., April 12 at 4 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre (note the new location). A reception will follow the lecture. Want to contribute to a video honoring Dr. Simpson? Record a 2- or 3-minute video tribute to Dr. Simpson and submit it to this site.
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February Meetings

Dr. Laura Hartman, an author and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will be the guest speaker for Maryville College’s 2018 February Meetings, which will be held in April this year. The theme for this year’s February Meetings is “Living Well: Making Good Choices in a Material World.” Read the press release for more details about the two events that are planned for April 9-10.
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Alumni Discount

The MC Alumni Association is excited to announce a special 10% discount for MC alumni at Wilderness at the Smokies! Wilderness is a whole new concept of FUN for your Smoky Mountain vacation! In order to receive this discount, just call the reservation number (877.325.9453) and indicate that you are part of the alumni discount program with Maryville College. This 10% discount is good year-round except holidays.
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Easter Service

MC’s annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sun., April 1, 2018 at 7 a.m. on Lloyd Beach. The Rev. Dr. Anne D. McKee, campus minister, will deliver the sermon, titled “Who Do You Trust?” Read the press release.
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Expanding Horizons

Registration is still open for Expanding Horizons, a week-long residential retreat program hosted at MC for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students who have a faithful interest in religion and theology and show a promise for leadership in their schools, churches and sports teams. Expanding Horizons 2018 will be held June 3-9, and the theme is “Wild: Discovering God in the Untamed.” Know any students who would be a good fit? Send their names and contact info to Jordan Conerty.
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Support MC!

Be one of 600 donors who'll help us reach our Tartan Tuesday goal! MC’s third annual Tartan Tuesday is scheduled for April 3, between midnight and 11:59 p.m. (EDT). For 24 hours, MC alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends will come together to give back and invest in the success of the Maryville Fund, the College’s highest annual giving priority. If 600 donors make a gift before midnight on April 3, we'll receive a matching gift from an anonymous group of donors. For more information, please contact Meghan Fagg.
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Blount County Alumni: Scottie Spring Social

The Blount County Alumni Association’s annual spring event will be held April 20 at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Blount County alumni are invited to join us for a night of entertainment, a silent auction, door prizes and more to celebrate another amazing year! To register, please visit the MC website.
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