Merod: Millbrook senior scores scholarship to SABR Analytics Conference

From Anna Merod at the Winchester Star on February 18, 2020:

Last fall while some of her classmates were at homecoming festivities, Millbrook High School senior Sophia Young was at a Washington Nationals baseball game.

It’s no surprise the 18-year-old prioritized a baseball game over homecoming, given how driven she is to pursue a career in baseball reporting or score keeping.

Young, who plans to major in sports management and possibly communications at Shenandoah University in the fall, recently won a competitive scholarship to attend a prominent baseball analytics conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, in March.

At the three-day conference — hosted by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) — sports writers, players and general managers shared new ideas on analyzing and examining baseball.

When Young learned she got the scholarship, she started crying. She said a teacher who told her about the conference was surprised Young had won the scholarship at such an early age.

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Originally published: February 19, 2020. Last Updated: February 19, 2020.