Winder-Barrow High School senior Christian Hodge has made quite an impact on Bulldogg athletics during his career.
Now, Hodge will get a chance to continue his athletic career while answering an even higher calling.
Hodge will attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island next year and play for the baseball team. If he maintains a 2.0 grade point average, he will be admitted to the Naval Academy. He said he plans to play baseball throughout his time at Annapolis, Maryland. Following his four years at the Naval Academy, Hodge will serve five years in the United States Navy.
Hodge said he decided to attend the Naval Academy after being recruited by one of the team’s scouts.
“He gave me a call and said he liked my playing ability and wanted to stay in touch,” Hodge said. “I started doing some research on the Academy and was already well aware of how prestigious of an opportunity it was and how I am getting one of the best educations in the world as well as being able to serve my country and be a part of something that will last a lifetime.”
The WBHS senior said baseball is just one of the small additions that he will get to enjoy during his collegiate career.
“I am very excited and am blessed to have this opportunity,” Hodge said.
An official signing ceremony was held for Hodge last week at WBHS. He was joined by family members, coaches and WBHS teammates and at his signing.
Hodge has been a key member of the successful WBHS Diamond Dogg programs in recent years.