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Chris Duderstadt (Part-time sports copy editor)

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.

Recent stories

Piper powers Free State girls, 59-47
December 20, 2014
Free State sophomore Madison Piper was not about to let an illness or any player from Lawrence High stop her from leading the Firebirds to a victory in the girls basketball City Showdown on Friday at FSHS.
Free State girls trip Topeka
December 6, 2014
The 1-2 punch of sophomore Madison Piper and senior Sarah Coversup powered the Free State High girls basketball team to a 61-44 victory over Topeka on Friday in the Firebirds’ season opener at FSHS.
Reaney to compete in Short Course Championships
December 2, 2014
Lawrence native Emma Reaney has excelled at each stage of swimming she has competed over the years, whether it be the club team, high school or collegiate level.
Kansas women bounce back, flog Temple
November 23, 2014
A narrow loss Friday to Alabama to open the Naismith Hall of Fame Challenge Tournament did not sit well with Kansas University’s women’s basketball team. By Chris Duderstadt
Kansas women hammer Texas Southern, 69-44
09:33 p.m., November 18, 2014 Updated 12:47 a.m.
Chayla Cheadle came off the bench to score a game-high 15 points as Kansas University’s women’s basketball team routed Texas Southern, 69-44, on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Chris Duderstadt
KU women preparing for ‘track meet’
November 18, 2014
As Kansas University’s women’s basketball team prepared for its game tonight against Texas Southern, the Jayhawks did so with another sport in mind. By Chris Duderstadt
KU soccer season ends with 3-1, Border War loss in NCAAs
November 16, 2014
Kansas University’s soccer team had not allowed more than two goals in a game all season prior to its NCAA Tournament first-round matchup against Missouri on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park. The Tigers came into enemy territory for the first Border War showdown since 2011 and changed that, defeating the Jayhawks, 3-1. By Chris Duderstadt
Border War resumes Sunday in NCAAs
November 15, 2014
The Jayhawks will play Missouri for the first time since the Tigers departed the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference in a first-round NCAA Tournament matchup at 1 p.m. Sunday at Rock Chalk Park. By Chris Duderstadt
Jayhawks happy to host soccer showdown with Missouri
November 15, 2014
It has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows for the Kansas University women’s soccer team’s first season at Rock Chalk Park, but the new facility is set to host the Jayhawks’ biggest game in recent memory on Sunday.
Gymnast Rainbolt ready for next level at Utah St.
November 13, 2014
As Free State senior Natalie Rainbolt approaches the pinnacle of her club gymnastics career, she has also set her eyes on the mountains out west to compete collegiately at Utah State University in the fall.

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