This Month's Feature Stories
Two Lancers named All-Americans
Brooke Short and Megan Baltzell
Two members of the Longwood University softball team earned 2013 Division I All-American honors, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on May 29. Sophomore catcher Megan Baltzell/Stafford was named to the All-American Second Team, while senior Brooke Short/Hurt garnered Third Team accolades as a designated player based on a vote by this year’s selection committee. This marks the school’s first-ever Division I All-American selections.
“This is like having an ice cream sundae with a cherry on top,” said head coach Kathy Riley. “Having two girls make All-American is great for Longwood University, the athletics department, this year’s team and all of the people that follow our program.” Full Story.
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It’s no mystery: Longwood English professor is still in love with Hardy Boys books
Dr. Chris McGee
It doesn’t take a detective to figure out that Longwood University English professor Chris McGee loves the Hardy Boys.
In his office, he has an entire 58-volume set of the revised editions—the series that he and most fans grew up reading—as well as about 10 of the rare original books, 15 reprints of the original series and 75 paperbacks.
What’s a little more surprising is that McGee’s passion for the fictional teen-age sleuths Frank and Joe Hardy has found a way into his scholarly endeavors. The long-running mystery series for young readers has been the subject of papers McGee has given at conferences, is a “significant” part of an academic book he’s writing on mystery fiction for children and will be taught in one of his courses this fall. Read more.
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