Congrats to Shiloh Graduate, Tyler Harris!

August 23rd, 2017

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Tyler Harris, a 2012 Shiloh Christian graduate, was named a Distinguished Scholar Athlete at the University of Miami, Ohio this spring. It was the second time Harris was named a distinguished scholar. Harris had a 3.74 GPA this spring, majoring in sport leadership and management.

Harris was named first team All-Mid-American Conference for 2017 as a designated hitter, batting .292 with 18 home runs, 63 RBIs and a .542 slugging percentage. He batted .389 in conference play and finished his career with a .290 batting average.

Harris will be awarded the Derrell Hedric Award on Sept. 16 at halftime of the Miami vs. Cincinnati football game for his leadership on and off the field during his three years with Miami baseball after transferring from Missouri State. According to head coach Danny Hayden most importantly he was an example to his teammates of how to do things the right way. He spent the most energy and time with their Team Impact teammate Tyler Holliday, an 11 year old boy who suffers from ongoing complications from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Tyler led Bible study for those who were interested and even assisted the equipment manager in daily prep during game days and practice days with no recognition or compensation.

He was a four-year starter at Shiloh Christian and a key member of three consecutive state championship baseball teams. Harris transferred to Miami from Missouri State after the 2014 season.