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Chris Duderstadt (Shawnee Dispatch sports reporter)

I was born and raised in Overland Park as the only child of Glen and Hilary Duderstadt. After graduating from Shawnee Mission West High School in 2009, I attended Baker University. I ran cross country and track for four years at Baker, and joined Delta Tau Delta fraternity. While running and joining a fraternity required a lot of time commitment, the bulk of my schedule revolved around my work with the Baker Orange newspaper. I was the sports editor of the Baker Orange for my sophomore and junior years before becoming the editor-in-chief as a senior. I reported on every sport Baker had to offer with the exception of cross country and track since I competed in them. I graduated from Baker in May of 2013 with a degree in mass media, and moved to Orlando the day after to begin an internship with the Sanford River Rats of Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League. At the conclusion of the Florida League season in August, I was named the FCSL Journalist of the Year at Tropicana Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. I have stayed true to my Kansas City roots as a fan of the Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC. Although Sporting KC has been the only one of the three to have any postseason success during my 23 years of life, my fingers are crossed for the Royals to finally earn a playoff berth and for the Chiefs to pull out their first postseason win since I was 2. Along with working as a part-time copy editor at the sports desk, I also help out with reporting assignments as needed. I am also the house director at Delta Tau Delta at Baker and plan to help out with the BU cross country and track teams as my time allows it this year.

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Free State sophomore Haley Hippe (20) passes the ball to junior Mayela Edwards (21) during the Firebirds' 43-31 loss to Blue Valley Northwest on Thursday in the consolation semifinals of the Lady Hawks Basketball Classic at Olathe East.

Lawrence High junior Trey Quartlebaum surveys the court in the second half of the Lions' 88-76 win over Wyandotte on Tuesday in the first round of the Blue Valley Shootout.

Kansas senior Eboni Watts (front) and redshirt sophomore Tyler Johnson (back) battle for a loose ball with Arkansas sophomore Kiara Williams (left) and junior Raven Northcross-Baker (right) in the Jayhawks' 71-60 win over Arkansas on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas junior guard Brianna Osorio stays in front of Arkansas guard Devin Cosper in the first half of the Jayhawks' 71-60 win over Arkansas on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas junior guard Christalah Lyons (0) looks to drive to the basket in the second half of the Jayhawks' 71-60 win over Arkansas on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Allen Fieldhouse. Lyons scored 15 points.

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