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Texas Rangers offer college scholarship for innovative baseball analytics

Innovation Call-Up Scholarship application available online

The Texas Rangers announced Thursday, May 3, a unique opportunity for college students interested in baseball analytics to assist with their academic pursuits — the Texas Rangers Call-Up Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Rangers will award a one-time educational scholarship of $5000 to an eligible student who submits the best original formula or statistic to be used in a baseball operations context, a news release announced.

Students applying for the scholarship will be tasked with creating original formulas or statistics to provide previously immeasurable projections, indicators of future success, measurements of risk, or player valuation.

The scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are or will be undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university for the fall 2018-spring 2019 academic year and are majoring in any discipline, the release explained.

The complete application for the Texas Rangers Call-Up Scholarship can be found at texasrangers.com/scholarship. The submission deadline is Sept. 30. For more information, visit texasrangers.com/scholarships.

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