JACKSON, Miss. – As the 2016-17 academic year comes to a close, the Jackson State Sports Media department would like to take the opportunity to spotlight the seniors that will be moving on to represent Jackson State in the next stage of their lives. This week, we put the spotlight on Cornelius Copeland, a mass communication major and a member of the JSU baseball team.
The St. Petersburg, Fla. native came to JSU two years ago as a transfer student looking to leave his mark on the Tiger baseball team. As a junior on the field and a first year at JSU student, Copeland ranked third in the nation in batting average, third in on base percentage, and first in hit by pitch. This season he continues to be a driving force behind the Tigers success hopes to close out his career at JSU with the coveted championship ring.
Off the field, Copeland is an active student in the School of Journalism and is most proud of the work he did with the student newspaper, The Flash. As a student writer, he contributed several articles to the publication during his time here.
Copeland said what he will miss most about Jackson State is spending time with his teammates and coaches. He enjoys traveling team and the ups and downs that go with the pursuit of a championship title
His advice to future Jacksonians is to enjoy the experience, journey pass your dorm room, and find fun outside of your comfort zone.
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