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.
Read the full article here: https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/millbrook-senior-scores-scholarship-to-baseball-analytics-conference/article_460a86f2-0701-56e3-bad8-6d109e48194c.html
- Related link: To learn more about the 2020 SABR Analytics Conference, or to register, visit SABR.org/analytics
Originally published: February 19, 2020. Last Updated: February 19, 2020.