• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 30 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Sam Stetzel

Junior, baseball

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Hometown: Perry, Iowa

High School: Perry

Why Central?
I chose Central because I enjoyed campus and I felt like this was a great place for me to spend four years out of my life.

Your favorite professor and why
Dr. Peterson, he definitely knows how to make you think and the classes I’ve had with him are always interesting. 

In your iPod
A little bit of everything, but mainly rap, country, and 90’s music.

Favorite Central memory
Going on spring break with the baseball team to Arizona and Florida.

You’re majoring in business management because…
I’ve always had an interest in the business world and taking the business courses help me develop necessary skills for the workforce. 

Why it’s fun to play center field
Everything is in front of you and you’re involved in the game a lot, so you never get too bored out there.

What you like best about your team
It’s a good group of guys to be around and there never seems to be a dull moment when everyone is together at practice or a game. 

Dream job
It would probably have to be the General Manager for either the Chicago Cubs or Boston Red Sox

Artist (dead or alive) you’d love to see in concert
Eric Church

The thing that makes baseball such a great sport
For the most part, you play outside in nice weather and it takes the entire team to be successful. 

The hardest ball you ever hit was…
In Jacksonville, Illinois in 35 degree weather

Favorite superhero and why
Batman, because he could take anyone, anywhere, and at anytime. Nobody in their right mind would mess with Batman. 

Best April Fools’ Day prank
There’s been a lot. I’m pretty gullible so I’ve had a few happen to me that have been pretty funny

Favorite part of practice
It would have to be taking on the field batting practice with the music on just like before a game. 

The thing most people don’t know about Coach Stevens
He’s probably one of the best at hitting a fungo bat in the country

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Warren Buffett

Bucket list
1. Get a job after college
2. Go parachuting
3. Attend a world series game
4. Scuba dive in the ocean
5. Own a house somewhere tropical


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