PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIPACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE
6 Chad Minato
6 Chad Minato
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: So.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Huntington Beach
Position: INF
House Affiliation: Lowell

Career Highs - through end of 2017 season
Hits- 3 (vs. Bucknell - 3/14/17)
Home Runs- N/A
RBI- 3 (vs. New Mexico St. - 3/3/18)

Sophomore (2018):
Played in 26 games, hitting .197/.391/.212 … Notched 14 runs and 13 hits on the season … Collected a .966 fielding percentage on the season with 29 putouts and 57 assists ... Scored a career-high three runs in a 11-5 win over Presbyterian (Mar. 9) … Tallied five assists in the season-opening game against Samford (Feb. 23) ... Totaled six assists in a 5-4 win at New Mexico State (Mar. 3). 

Freshman (2017): 
Appeared in 31 games, hitting .213/.273/.246 … Tallied 13 hits, including two doubles, scoring nine runs … Recorded four RBI … Recorded first-career hit against Coppin State (March 5) … Tallied a career-best three hits against Bucknell, driving in his first-career RBI (March 14) … Went 2-for-4 with a double against Massachusetts (March 15) … Ended season with a five-game hitting streak intact.

Before Harvard
Three-year letterwinner in the infield for Huntington Beach, played most recently on club circuit for SoCal Renegades … Led team to CIF Southern Section Division I Championship … National High School Invitational Champion in 2016 … Second team All-Sunset League and Orange County All-Star in 2016 … Two-time All-Sunset academic honoree … AP Scholar … Graduated Summa Cum Laude … National Honor Society Member … Principal’s Award recipient.

Recent Games
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 10-8
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 7-4
Apr 29 at Cornell W, 6-2
May 13 Dartmouth L, 6-5
May 13 Dartmouth W, 11-3
May 14 Dartmouth W, 18-17
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 26 7
Plate appearances 88 24
At Bats 66 17
Runs 14 6
Hits 13 2
Doubles 1 -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 9 3
Total bases 14 2
Walks 16 6
Hit by pitch 5 1
Strikeouts 18 5
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits 1 -
Hit into double play 5 2
Stolen Bases 2 -
Caught Stealing 3 1
Batting Average .197 .118
On Base Percentage .391 .375
Slugging Percentage .212 .118
Appearances 1 0
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 1.0 0.0
Hits 1 -
Runs 2 -
Earned Runs 2 -
Walks - -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game .00 .00
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows 1 -
At Bats Against 4 -
Batting Average Against .250 -
Earned Run Average 18.00 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters 1 -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 89 24
Put Outs 29 10
Assists 57 13
Errors 3 1
Fielding Percentage .966 .958
Double Plays 14 5
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 23 at Samford L, 6-5 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Feb 23 at Samford W, 5-3 5 1 1 - - - 0 1 3 - 1
Feb 24 at Samford L, 8-0 2 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Feb 24 at Samford L, 3-1 2 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 2 at New Mexico St. L, 11-5 3 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. L, 11-9 3 1 2 1 - - 3 - 1 - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. W, 5-4 3 1 1 - - - 2 1 - 1 -
Mar 4 at New Mexico St. L, 23-4 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 11-5 1 3 1 - - - 0 2 - 1 -
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 2-1 1 0 0 - - - 0 2 - - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 7-5 3 0 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 10-5 2 1 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Mar 13 at Davidson L, 13-3 1 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 14 at South Carolina L, 12-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Furman L, 16-3 2 0 0 - - - 0 2 - - 1
Mar 16 at Furman W, 6-2 4 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 - -
Mar 16 at Furman L, 7-6 1 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 17 at Furman L, 8-6 3 1 2 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 vs. Holy Cross W, 10-2 4 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 31 at Columbia W, 11-6 4 1 1 - - - 2 1 3 - 1
Mar 31 at Columbia L, 7-1 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 1 at Columbia L, 9-6 2 1 0 - - - 0 2 - - -
Apr 4 at Boston College W, 7-4 2 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 5-2 2 1 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 14-5 2 2 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Apr 8 Penn L, 6-5 2 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 - -
Apr 11 vs. Northeastern W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 at Yale W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Northeastern   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 8-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Brown L, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 13-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Princeton W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 7-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Cornell W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth W, 11-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 Dartmouth W, 18-17 2 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Feb 23 at Samford L, 6-5 - - - 0 0 - 2 1 2.00 4
Feb 23 at Samford W, 5-3 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 6
Feb 24 at Samford L, 8-0 - - - 0 0 - - 1 - 2
Feb 24 at Samford L, 3-1 - - - 0 0 - - 1 - 2
Mar 2 at New Mexico St. L, 11-5 - - - 1 0 - 2 - - 3
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. L, 11-9 1 - - 3 1 - - - - 4
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. W, 5-4 - - - 1 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 4 at New Mexico St. L, 23-4 - - - 0 0 1 2 - - 3
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 11-5 1 - - 1 0 - - - - 4
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 2-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 3
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 7-5 - - - 1 0 1 1 - - 3
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 10-5 2 - - 1 0 1 1 - - 4
Mar 13 at Davidson L, 13-3 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 1
Mar 14 at South Carolina L, 12-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Furman L, 16-3 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 16 at Furman W, 6-2 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Mar 16 at Furman L, 7-6 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 2
Mar 17 at Furman L, 8-6 - - - 2 0 - - - - 4
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 vs. Holy Cross W, 10-2 - - - 1 0 - 1 2 0.50 4
Mar 31 at Columbia W, 11-6 - - - 1 0 - - - - 5
Mar 31 at Columbia L, 7-1 - - - 0 0 1 1 1 1.00 3
Apr 1 at Columbia L, 9-6 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Apr 4 at Boston College W, 7-4 - - 1 0 0 - 2 - - 3
Apr 7 Penn W, 5-2 - - - 0 0 - 2 - - 3
Apr 7 Penn W, 14-5 1 - - 0 0 1 1 - - 4
Apr 8 Penn L, 6-5 - - - 1 0 - - - - 2
Apr 11 vs. Northeastern W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 at Yale W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Northeastern   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 8-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Brown L, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 13-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Princeton W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 7-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Cornell W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth W, 11-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 Dartmouth W, 18-17 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 3
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 23 at Samford L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 23 at Samford W, 5-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 24 at Samford L, 8-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 24 at Samford L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 2 at New Mexico St. L, 11-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. L, 11-9 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. W, 5-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 4 at New Mexico St. L, 23-4 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 18.00 - - 1
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 11-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 2-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 10-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 13 at Davidson L, 13-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 14 at South Carolina L, 12-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Furman L, 16-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 16 at Furman W, 6-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 16 at Furman L, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 17 at Furman L, 8-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 vs. Holy Cross W, 10-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 31 at Columbia W, 11-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 31 at Columbia L, 7-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 1 at Columbia L, 9-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 4 at Boston College W, 7-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 5-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 14-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 8 Penn L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 11 vs. Northeastern W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 at Yale W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Northeastern   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 8-7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Brown L, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 13-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Princeton W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 7-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Cornell W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth W, 11-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 Dartmouth W, 18-17 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 23 at Samford L, 6-5 7 2 5 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 23 at Samford W, 5-3 6 2 3 1 .833 - - - - - -
Feb 24 at Samford L, 8-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 24 at Samford L, 3-1 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 2 at New Mexico St. L, 11-5 3 0 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. L, 11-9 3 0 3 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 3 at New Mexico St. W, 5-4 6 0 6 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 4 at New Mexico St. L, 23-4 2 1 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 11-5 8 4 4 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 9 at Presbyterian W, 2-1 5 1 4 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 7-5 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 10 at Presbyterian W, 10-5 3 0 3 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 13 at Davidson L, 13-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 14 at South Carolina L, 12-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 15 at Furman L, 16-3 4 0 4 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 16 at Furman W, 6-2 3 1 1 1 .667 1 - - - - -
Mar 16 at Furman L, 7-6 4 3 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 17 at Furman L, 8-6 3 2 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 vs. Holy Cross W, 10-2 5 3 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Columbia W, 11-6 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 31 at Columbia L, 7-1 3 1 2 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 1 at Columbia L, 9-6 4 1 2 1 .750 2 - - - - -
Apr 4 at Boston College W, 7-4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 5-2 6 1 5 0 1.000 2 - - - - -
Apr 7 Penn W, 14-5 3 1 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 8 Penn L, 6-5 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 11 vs. Northeastern W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 at Yale W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 at Yale L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Northeastern   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Brown W, 8-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 22 Brown L, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 5-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Princeton W, 13-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Princeton W, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 UMass Lowell   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 28 at Cornell L, 7-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 29 at Cornell W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth L, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 13 Dartmouth W, 11-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 14 Dartmouth W, 18-17 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2016-17 31 61 9 13 2 - - 4 5 16 2 1 .213 .273 .246
2017-18 26 66 14 13 1 - - 9 16 18 2 3 .197 .391 .212
Total 57 127 23 26 3 - - 13 21 34 4 4 .205 .340 .228
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2016-17 31 - - 2 15 2 2 16 18 0.89 68
2017-18 26 5 - 1 14 1 5 24 10 2.40 88
Total 57 5 - 3 29 3 7 40 28 1.43 156
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2016-17 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2017-18 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
Total 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2016-17 31 61 17 42 2 .967 5 - - - - -
2017-18 26 89 29 57 3 .966 14 - - - - -
Total 57 150 46 99 5 .967 19 - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 26 66 14 13 1 - - 9 16 18 2 3 .197 .391 .212
Conference 7 17 6 2 - - - 3 6 5 - 1 .118 .375 .118
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 8 4 1 - - - 1 3 1 - - .125 .417 .125
Away 21 54 10 11 1 - - 8 13 17 2 3 .204 .394 .222
Neutral 1 4 0 1 - - - 0 - - - - .250 .250 .250
-
Wins 13 35 10 7 - - - 5 10 10 2 2 .200 .429 .200
Losses 13 31 4 6 1 - - 4 6 8 - 1 .194 .342 .226
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February 4 13 1 1 - - - 0 1 6 - 1 .077 .143 .077
March 16 41 8 11 1 - - 8 10 10 2 2 .268 .455 .293
April 5 10 5 1 - - - 1 4 2 - - .100 .400 .100
May 1 2 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - - .000 .333 .000
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 26 5 - 1 14 1 5 24 10 2.40 88
Conference 7 1 - - 2 0 2 6 2 3.00 24
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 4 1 - - 1 0 1 4 - - 12
Away 21 4 - 1 12 1 4 19 8 2.38 72
Neutral 1 - - - 1 0 - 1 2 0.50 4
-
Wins 13 4 - 1 7 0 3 13 4 3.25 50
Losses 13 1 - - 7 1 2 11 6 1.83 38
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February 4 - - - 1 0 - 3 3 1.00 14
March 16 4 - - 12 1 4 14 6 2.33 55
April 5 1 - 1 1 0 1 6 1 6.00 16
May 1 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 3
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
Conference 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Away 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Losses 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
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February 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
March 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.0 1 2 2 - - .00 1 18.00
April 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
May 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 26 89 29 57 3 .966 14 - - - - -
Conference 7 24 10 13 1 .958 5 - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 14 5 9 0 1.000 2 - - - - -
Away 21 70 21 46 3 .957 12 - - - - -
Neutral 1 5 3 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
-
Wins 13 54 18 34 2 .963 5 - - - - -
Losses 13 35 11 23 1 .971 9 - - - - -
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February 4 14 4 9 1 .929 - - - - - -
March 16 56 19 36 1 .982 10 - - - - -
April 5 15 4 10 1 .933 4 - - - - -
May 1 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP, ACADEMIC INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE