On January 30, Bishop O’Connell High School President Kathleen Prebble and Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank met to finalize the agreement for joint use and maintenance of O’Connell’s new baseball field. The meeting took place in President Shank’s office, which is filled with baseball memorabilia. His love of the sport stems from his days as a college player.
President Prebble said, “It’s exciting for us to add another level to our partnership with Marymount. We have an academic partnership for dual enrollment, and now we are partners in athletics. It will be great for our families and neighbors to be able to come watch a collegiate game.”
She added, “The future of Catholic education depends on strong partnerships between our high schools and universities.”
President Shank noted, “We are delighted that Marymount and Bishop O’Connell have such close ties. Bishop O’Connell is an excellent school that produces outstanding graduates – many of whom choose to continue their educations at Marymount University. By working together, we benefit the students at both of our institutions, as well as the wider community.”
He added, “Baseball is a new sport for us at Marymount. I can’t wait for opening day in spring 2014!”