Play ball! CCU students get hands on with baseball team using TrackMan to study sport analytics
The students, Tyler Keane and Sierra Doherty, analyze data such as pitch speed, exit velocity, launch angle and much more. Not only does the data give the players a competitive edge, it is teaching Keane and Doherty critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Plus they have to translate the data into a format and language that the players and coaches can understand and use. It's a valuable experience, they both agree.
"They can walk into an interview with a big league team and talk about what they've done," McDonald said.
Keane played for the CCU football team for two years before deciding to change gears to analytics. He's been hired as an intern with the Buffalo Bills to work with their analysts.
The CCU baseball team is playing in the NCAA Regionals June 1-4 hosted at Springs Brooks Stadium. Visit GoCCUsports.com for more information.