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Ability Sport Network Wheelchair Basketball Competition

9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 24, Wilson Gym, Wilson Community and Athletic Center

Josh Hines 2017

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Josh Hines 2017

“There’s nothing better than a long night of studying in Wilson,” said no one ever—until Ambassador Josh Hines ’17 came along. Josh is addicted to success, and he isn’t afraid to put in the time and effort it takes to achieve his goals, whether in the classroom or on the baseball field. His academic goal is completion of his biochemistry major and then medical school. If he’s not studying, practicing, or in-fielding, his down-time usually involves puppies. Josh frequents Petland, where petting a few puppies re-centers his soul, as does beach volleyball on Massey Beach, mastering his scores in a video game, or letting a bowling ball loose down a lane. Josh’s three words for Huntingdon are “Challenging, Small, Home.” He says, “The first time I stepped on campus for a visit it immediately felt like I was at home.” Josh has earned recognition on both Dean’s Lists and on the Academic All-Conference Team. Back at Pinson Valley High School in Pinson, Alabama, Josh lettered in baseball for three seasons and helped the Indians to the Class 5A semifinals and to the quarterfinals (twice). If he could choose anyone with whom to have dinner, his pick is former Auburn University and current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. “He seems like a really fun guy to be around and he’s pretty successful at what he does, so I’d love to talk with him about his success.” When Josh was on his senior high school trip—a cruise to Jamaica—he jumped off of a 30-foot-high cliff into a cove of water. (This crazy behavior has been replicated by a number of our Ambassadors on different cliffs and rocks and into different bodies of water, although doing so isn’t a prerequisite for the position. Thankfully all have survived to tell about their adventures.) Josh’s favorite things about Huntingdon are the professors and the atmosphere. It’s an atmosphere to which he adds a great deal, lifting his teammates and his classmates to higher levels of achievement and striving toward his own success.