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Athletes Worth Watching: Matt Shin

Mar 06, 2012 10:27PM ● By Anonymous

Matt Shin
Arundel High

“Being a student-athlete at Arundel has created many bonds between friends, coaches, teachers and me,” Matt says. “I have learned countless life lessons that are important for being successful in all parts of life.”

A 4.26-GPA student, Matt, the first child of Peter and Karen Shin of Crofton, is President of the Key Club, an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society, the Relay for Life committee, the Principal’s Honor Roll (with an impressive 4.86 weighted GPA his first marking period of school), and he made the varsity baseball team as a freshman, for which he’s now a team captain. Matt got to play in last year’s MSABC Junior Classic in Bowie at Baysox Stadium, is a member of the Maryland Monarchs showcase team, and played for the 2011 Potter Baseball Tour wooden-bat team. He was also among the county leaders last year in stolen bases. Matt has a 14-year-old brother named Caleb and a sister, Karilyn, who’s 7.