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Branches (May 6) campus news brief
May 05, 2003

Olivet College junior centerfielder Beau Locker named MIAA Position Player of the Week

Olivet College junior centerfielder Beau Locker (Coldwater/Union City High School) has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Position Player of the Week. Locker is being honored for the second time this season.

Locker batted .615 (eight-for-13) as the Fighting Comets swept a three-game MIAA series at Albion College on May 2 and 3. He had a triple, scored five runs and drove in two more.

For the season, Locker leads the team in hitting at .430. He also leads Olivet with 58 base hits, 31 RBIs, 37 runs scored, 14 doubles, .630 slugging percentage and .975 fielding percentage (two errors in 81 chances). Locker is tied for first with three triples and is second with three home runs and 17 stolen bases.

Locker ranks second in the MIAA in hitting at .463 (25-for-54). He leads the league with 21 runs scored and 25 base hits and shares the league lead with six doubles.

Locker and the Comets (22-15, 11-4 MIAA) will host Hope College in a key three-game MIAA series on Wednesday-Thursday, May 7 and 8. Wednesdays single nine-inning game will begin at 4 p.m., and the doubleheader on Thursday will start at 1 p.m. Hope is in first place with a 14-1 MIAA mark, and Olivet is second. With a series sweep, the Comets would receive the MIAAs automatic berth for the NCAA Division III National Tournament.


Snyder named director of publications at Olivet College

Bruce Snyder has been named director of publications at Olivet College, according to Jerry Rashid, assistant vice president for college relations.

Snyder, who resides in Battle Creek, is responsible for conceptualizing, designing and managing the printing of all campus publications. In addition, he is developing and maintaining a photo library.

His previous work experience includes serving as the graphic arts director at Kaleidoscope Sports and Entertainment in Coldwater, marketing manager/graphic designer for Trail Master Products also in Coldwater, and art director for Ross Roy Advertising in Detroit. In addition, Snyder has designed textbooks and training manuals at the Michigan State University Educational Institute.

Snyder earned a bachelors degree from the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design in Detroit.


Graduation Activities

Saturday, May 17

10 a.m. Graduating seniors rehearsal in Mott Auditorium

Sunday, May 18

10 to 11:30 a.m. Brunch in the Kirk Center

Noon Baccaleaureate in the Olivet Congregational Church

2 p.m. Commencement on Blair Hall Lawn


On Tap at Olivet

May 7 Baseball vs. Hope College 4 p.m., Griswold Field

May 8 Baseball vs. Hope College (DH) 1 p.m., Griswold Field

May 16 ILT ends

May 17 Alumni Day

May 18 Baccaleaurate and Commencement




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