Waldo Ronald Odens Jr., a senior at Grace Baptist Academy, has committed to attend Covenant College. By accepting Covenant College’s enrollment offer, Waldo has expressed his intent to play baseball for head coach Doug Simons beginning in the fall of 2014.
Waldo has been the starting first baseman for Grace Baptist Academy since his sophomore year. He has played for the Chattanooga Yankees (Travel Team) since he was 11 years old. He was recently selected for the USSSA ALL American 2013 games (Aug. 8-11, 2013, Houston Astros Training Facilities, Kissimmee, FL) and from there selected to the USSSA 2nd National Varsity All American team.
“I’m very thankful to God for the opportunity to continue my studies as well as my baseball career at Covenant College,” said Waldo. “This is a great environment where I can grow in my faith, my academics, and my baseball skills. I am excited about this next big step God is leading me in my future.”
He plans to pursue an Engineering degree at Covenant by entering the engineering dual degree program that Covenant College has with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).