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Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:47 pm

I was recently was tipped off about a recent trend with Southeast Valley baseball players finding their way to some pretty prestigious academic institutions.

It is one thing to find your way to college on a scholarship - for me I'd do anything to get to Pepperdine - but to get a free or reduced education at some of the countries elite college or universities is something else.

There several local athletes, including Mountain Pointe's Peyton Holm this year, that have successfully leveraged their athletics with academics to help gain acceptance into some pretty prestigious schools.

Without the athletics, the chances of getting in to these schools is almost nil because they are so academically competitive.

Others include:

Kyle Dominy, Mountain Pointe, 2013, Oberlin College in Ohio

Peyton Holm, Mountain Pointe, 2014, Pomona College

Austin Filiere, Hamilton, 2014, MIT

Ryan Nolcheff, Hamilton, 2014, MIT

This is just a small sample as others have headed to Colgate, Cornell and Princeton in other sports.

When I was in high school the idea of earning a scholarship wasn't in the realm of possibility in my mind.

It is amazing to make to see so many area kids doing just that.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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