Trinity’s Livengood picks Waynesburg U. for nursing, baseball

MORGANTOWN — When Trinity Christian pitcher Tucker Livengood started researching colleges he might attend, he had two goals in the forefront of his mind: Get accepted into nursing school and continue his baseball career, in that order.
“The decision was pretty much a 50 percent split with nursing and baseball,” he said. “It was actually a little more nursing, but I wanted baseball to come with it.”
As Livengood took a look around at schools that could fit both his needs, one began to stick out: Waynesburg University.
The small college is nestled in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania, just a half hour from Morgantown. The nursing program was ranked 49th in the nation as recently as 2016 by the Nursing Schools Almanac, and the school competes at the NCAA Division III level — known for giving lesser-known recruits that are serious about academics a chance to continue playing.
Livengood sent in his application and was accepted. From there, he moved on to discussions with the baseball program, and the decision came easily.
“I got accepted to the nursing program, which was my main goal. From there, I started talking to the coach, and they wanted me to come,” Livengood said. “I figured, I’ll go play baseball too. I was pretty pleased with how it worked out.”

To continue reading, log into your account or explore our subscription options:





More Local Sports

Local Sports
Current Morgantown Post 2 team defeats former players in alumni game
Post 2 plays against Post 2 alumni at Mylan Park on Sunday.
July 14, 2019 - 11:49 pm
Local Sports
Former WVU women's soccer forward Hannah Abraham joins UHS coaching staff
What’s a local girl to do in the fall when she’s finished her final year of Division I soccer at West Virginia University? Coaching is a good start.
July 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm
University
University guard duo Kaden Metheny, KJ McClurg picking up recruitment momentum
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Heading into their senior seasons, University High guard duo Kaden Metheny and McClurg are picking up momentum on the recruiting trail.
July 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Morgantown
Morgantown lineman Marcellus Marshall garnering college attention
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Morgantown offensive and defensive lineman Marcellus Marshall can easily imagine himself playing football in Philadelphia according to him, the city has a different environment surrounding the sport.
July 11, 2019 - 8:10 pm