Excellence is around us everywhere although we may not always see it or hear about it. When I see it, I like to call it out at work with my co-workers, home or in our daily lives. One of our posters’ son is both an incredible student & athlete, and has achieved excellence through continuous hard work. RipkenFan’s son has excelled in the classroom and on the baseball field the minute he got to Yale. I've known RipkenFan for a few years as we met on HSBBWeb. He is much to modest to call attention to his son's accomplishments. So, I'm going to do it. ;-)
Most of you know I have a sweet spot for college baseball players (athletes) who major in engineering. My oldest son was a mechanical engineer and played college baseball 4 years (competing against Yale) and graduated on time. My future daughter in law was a chemical engineer and soccer player who also graduated on time. In a word….engineering and athletics (at any level) is not an easy path, and gave me a lump in my throat when my son left for college. We knew before he left for college this was not going to be easy, and we were right! Which brings me to Simon Whiteman. He’s a rising senior chemical engineer with a 3.99 GPA, and the starting SS for the Yale Bulldogs. He’s a remarkable young man with some incredible awards that have recognized his excellence. Excellence comes in many packages, and Simon sets a great example of it. Congrats Simon and RipkenFan family!