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Published August 18, 2011, 10:56 AM

NDSU president to throw out first pitch at Twins game

Fargo, N.D., Aug. 17 – North Dakota State University President Dean L. Bresciani will throw out the first pitch before the Minnesota Twins versus Baltimore Orioles baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Fargo, N.D., Aug. 17 – North Dakota State University President Dean L. Bresciani will throw out the first pitch before the Minnesota Twins versus Baltimore Orioles baseball game on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. at Target Field in Minneapolis, and is scheduled to air on Fox Sports North.

Bresciani said he looks forward to the high profile and fun opportunity to bring attention to NDSU. “It will be terrific publicity for NDSU in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Many NDSU graduates are working in the area, and more and more Minnesotans are coming to know about our rising status as a nationally top-ranked research university,” Bresicani said.

“I am a little undecided, though, on whether I should toss my fastball or try to impress people with a curveball,” he said.

The offer to throw out the first pitch came from Dave St. Peter, president of the Twins, who attended the Sport and Recreation Leadership luncheon at NDSU on April 29.

Thomas Barnhart, professor of health, nutrition and exercise science, leads the Sport and Recreation Leadership program. NDSU students Corey Johnson and Hillary Tyler are working internship positions with the Twins.

“This is wonderful opportunity for President Bresciani and NDSU,” Barnhart said. “And it gives us a lot of visibility for our program.”

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