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FEBRUARY 2019

Provitt named 2019 Tindall Scholarship recipient

From left are Lexee Provitt, Lindsey Provitt, Carol Pickens, Barbara Provitt, SJR State President Joe Pickens, Larry Provitt, Langston Provitt, John Tindall, Assistant Athletic Director John Theobold, Vice President for Development and Governmental Affairs Caroline Tingle, Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones and Director of Fundraising and Alumni Engagement Kate Adornetto

St. Johns River State College outfielder Langston Provitt was named the 2019 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship.

The sophomore from Venice transferred to SJR State in 2018. Provitt has demonstrated outstanding character and leadership and has been recognized by coaches and players as a determined and committed individual whose work ethic is impeccable.

Ross Jones, SJR State’s head baseball coach and athletic director said, “Langston epitomizes the term student-athlete. He is a young man who is the total package and a model of what we are looking for at SJR State. We are so proud of Langston and his accomplishments as a Viking."

Currently, Provitt is hitting .250 with 3 doubles, 1 homerun and 7 RBIs. He has an on base percentage of .400 and also has 3 stolen bases. He is enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in organizational management program.

The criteria for the Tindall scholarship include demonstrating exemplary work ethic and leadership, as well as quality performance in the classroom and on the field.

The scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of former coach John Tindall, who devoted 30 years to coaching the Vikings through 591 wins and nine Region VIII tournament appearances, placing him in the nation’s top 10 for career wins at the time of his retirement in 1997.

The scholarship provides a lasting mark on the future of the SJR State baseball program, because it allows the College Foundation to award a scholarship every year, in perpetuity, to a deserving student-athlete. Interested in giving to SJR State? Please contact the Foundation Office at 312-4100.

In 1961, the Vikings took the field for the first time and have since dedicated the past half century to building a solid reputation for producing superior student-athletes. The College has continued its tradition of producing a strong baseball program with facility improvements including a covered practice facility, dugout and field renovations, and most recently, new grandstands.

Photo caption: Viking outfielder Langston Provitt was recently named the 2019 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. From left are Lexee Provitt, Lindsey Provitt, Carol Pickens, Barbara Provitt, SJR State President Joe Pickens, Larry Provitt, Langston Provitt, John Tindall, Assistant Athletic Director John Theobold, Vice President for Development and Governmental Affairs Caroline Tingle, Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones and Director of Fundraising and Alumni Engagement Kate Adornetto.

 

 

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