Ranger Dugout Club presents new scholarship, honors Brit Shuck

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Ranger Dugout Club presents new scholarship, honors Brit Shuck

February 1, 2016

 Brit Shuck
Brit Shuck (top) and his Ranger baseball teammates celebrate during their 2015 season. Photo courtesy of NWOSU Athletics.

The Ranger Dugout Club presents a new scholarship for outstanding members of the Ranger baseball team.

Former Northwestern baseball players, Jake Kelln, ’00, and Ryan Hintergardt, ’99, are the co-founders of the Ranger Dugout Club and began to raise funding for the scholarship in 2008. Both former members were highly active Rangers and wanted to do something in honor of their memories on the team.

“I enjoyed everything about Ranger baseball,” Hintergardt said. “It was one of the best times of my life. The years on the field are limited and were great times, but the friends you make and the memories you have last a lifetime.”

With the recent passing of Ranger baseball player Britten Shuck, 19, Seiling, in a car accident in the spring of 2015, the scholarship was renamed the Ranger Dugout Club / Brit Shuck Memorial Scholarship in his honor.

Shuck was the example of an outstanding Ranger athlete in a number of ways, possessing discipline, great work ethic, integrity and character.

The student who receives the annual scholarship will be chosen based on similar criteria. He will be expected to exhibit a combination of hard work, discipline, character and academic and athletic excellence. The recipient must be a full-time student at Northwestern, a member of the Ranger baseball team, maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and complete an application, which can be obtained from the Athletic Department.

Hintergardt hopes that the scholarship will serve as a sufficient award to outstanding members of the Ranger baseball team.

“We believe the recipients will have a great deal of pride and represent the Ranger baseball team in the finest way,” Hintergardt said.

Applications must be completed no later than March. The recipient will be chosen by the Ranger Dugout Club. The scholarship will be applied toward University related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, room and board.
For more information on the Ranger Dugout Club, Brit Shuck Scholarship, or about investing in Northwestern students, call Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO, at 580-327-8599 or email him at aebird@nwosu.edu.