Student of the Week is a series designed to help everyone at Mountain Vista High School learn more about their fellow classmates. This week: Senior Marc Mumper
Eagle Eye: What’s your full name?
EE: Where were you born?
MM: Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
EE: What is your favorite color?
EE: What is something people don’t know about you?
MM: I have an older sister.
EE: What do you do in your free time?
MM: Hang out with friends or play baseball.
EE: What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you at school?
MM: Wearing all of the cool spirit outfits.
EE: What do you plan to do after high school?
MM: Go to college.
EE: Where are you going to college?
MM: Grand Canyon University to play baseball.
EE: What was the process of getting into Grand Canyon like?
MM: The coach contacted me sophomore year and I visited the college. Then they came to watch me play. After that they made me the offer and I verbally agreed, then I signed my national letter of intent.
EE: How does it feel to have been accepted and to play baseball for Grand Canyon?
MM: It definitely feels good. It’s relieving and kind of nerve wracking at the same time.
EE: How did you get into baseball?
MM: It started with my family. My dad coached for 30 years and he works with the White Sox as a scout.
EE: What is your best memory from baseball?
MM: Making it into the final four last year.
EE: What was it like to make it into the final four?
MM: It was surreal. I always went to see the state championships so to make it to the final four was awesome.
EE: How would you compare this year’s team to last year’s.
MM: This year is different. The chemistry last year was ridiculous and it seems like we are trying to replicate yet, but we have a different identity.
EE: What are your goals for baseball in your life?
MM: I want to stay on as long as possible and play professionally or coach.