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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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Baker senior midfielder Keeley Atkin battles for possession with Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) senior midfielder Amaris Tavares in the first half of the Wildcats' 1-0 win Saturday at Liston Stadium in the first round of the NAIA tournament.

Baker defensive end Nick Becker, left, and wide receiver Cornell Brown, right, hold up their player of the game plaques after the Wildcats' 44-21 win over Sterling Saturday in the first round of the NAIA playoffs. Becker — a Eudora product — had four sacks, and Brown — a Baldwin High alumnus — had 271 total yards and four touchdowns.

Baker defensive coordinator Jason Thoren watches from the sidelines during the Wildcats' 44-21 win over Sterling Saturday at Liston Stadium in the first round of the NAIA playoffs. Thoren — who was a standout linebacker at Lawrence High and Kansas — has the Wildcats holding its opponents to 18.25 points per game.

Baker sophomore receiver Jaylen Rose crosses the goal line for a 38-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of BU's 44-21 win over Sterling in the first round of the NAIA playoffs Saturday at Liston Stadium.

Baker freshman Naz Brown lunges toward the goal line in the third quarter of the Wildcats' 44-21 win over Sterling Saturday in the first round of the playoffs at Liston Stadium.

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