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Chris Gang Alumni Questionaire

02/02/2016, 8:15pm EST
By Coach Weaver

Read about Chris' Freshman Experience

 

Chris Gang- University of Cincinnati

 

What was your biggest learning experience once you got to college? What was different and what did you have to focus on to succeed in college.


The biggest learning experience that I had when i got to college was managing my time between school and baseball. College classes are extremely different than high school and if you are prepared for the change then it will hit you quick.
 

How long is your average school day? How long do you spend in the weight room? How much time do you spend at practice? How do you balance it all?


My average school day depends on the day with what time class starts, on days that I have an 8am class it’s from then to 11am. On days that I start at 9am, classes are over at noon. Ill usually eat lunch and then go to study tables until 2 for practice that usually ends between 5 and 6. I’ll eat dinner and if I need to ill go back to study tables or ill just rest. I spend about an hour and half in the weight room 3 days a week. It's not easy balancing all of it that was one of my struggles fall semester.

 

How has the Marlin program prepared you for the next level?


The Marlins program has prepared for the next level by giving me the work ethic and the mentality to be successful.
 

Where are you playing summer ball this year? What summer league are you in so Marlin fans can follow?


For summer ball this year I am playing in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the West Palm Sharks. The league is the South Florida Collegiate League.
 

What position are you playing in college? And what will your role be to your team?


I am a LHP and I don't quite know my role for this year yet.
 

When does your season start? Are you taking any trips to start the spring season? If so where?


Our season starts on February 19 at LSU
 

What are some of your favorite memories of Midwest marlins baseball?

Some of my favorite Marlin memories are playing for Coach Weaver, he is one of the best coaches I’ve ever had. His energy and the way he will always back you and be there for you makes him great. The bond of being with your teammates together at tournaments were always a lot of fun. 
 

Would you refer someone to the marlins program and why?
Of course I would refer someone to the marlins program. The whole program is all about getting better and putting the work in. The facility is incredible, most teams don't have that.  
 

What do you miss most about high school sports?

What I miss most about high school sports is playing with your best friends that you had since grade school.
 

What motivates you to be successful?

What motivates me to be successful is trying to prove to the people that doubted me.

 

Chris Gang

University of Cincinnati

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