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Hunter Bishop, Arizona State University Baseball Player, Adversity and Transition

Posted June 25, 2018 by in

Hunter Bishop, Arizona State University Baseball Player, Adversity and Transition

Hunter Bishop is a two sport athlete from Serra High School out of San Mateo, CA., who has had an explosive career. In Hunter’s senior year, he was named 2015 Under Armour Baseball All-American, First Team All-League – Outfielder, First Team All-League – Wide Receiver, WCAL baseball Player of the Year, selected to the 2015 Baseball Area Code Player Team, drafted to the San Diego Padres in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, and received a full ride baseball scholarship to Arizona State University. Considering the number of accolades, he experienced at the age 17 years old, Hunter also dealt with his Mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. He shares a compelling story on how he mentally managed the pressures of his mother’s illness while dealing with high school stardom, professional/college baseball scouts, and still maintaining a 438 batting average. Hunter was drafted in the 2016 Major League Draft by the San Diego Padres and turned down a 2-million-dollar contract to pursue a collegiate baseball career with the Arizona State University Sun Devils. His mindset and maturity during his senior year of high school is inspirational and an example for other athletes in how to manage their mental game through life and athletic pressures. He believes that mental performance separates the good from the great.

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