Thanks to all of you who attended yesterday’s Spring Jubilee at the Battleground Athletic Complex! We appreciate your support of UMW student-athletes and hope you enjoyed the competition(s) you attended and will return to see these teams play again. One of the players some of you saw yesterday was Seth Jordan, a baseball player majoring in business from Springfield, Va. Seth shares why he plays DIII baseball at Mary Washington: To be a Division III athlete means to truly be a student-athlete. You don’t get to miss class often for events; you don’t get special treatment from professors because you are a part of a team on campus. Most people don’t even recognize that you play a sport at the university; you are just another student fighting to get the same grades and respect in the classroom as you do on the field, court, or arena you play on. You play for the relationships, the bonds that a small community has to offer. You play for the friendships that will last a lifetime and hopefully even into your professional life as connections to greater opportunities. You know that being famous or recognized on a national media stage for your accomplishments is unlikely, yet the desire is there to show people that they better respect you for your talents, for your hard work, as you choose to be a student-athlete. That is why I choose to play baseball at the University of Mary Washington.