USD Magazine Fall 2013

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16 / THE NATURAL After leading Division I College Baseball with 31 home runs, powerhouse slugger Kris Bryant, the Toreros’ 21-year-old third baseman, was the No. 2 overall draft pick by the Chicago Cubs. It was a grand-slam ending to an

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I NSERT / B I G LEAGUE BOUND The 2013 season was a truly memorable one for USD baseball. At year’s end, eight players were drafted or signed by major league baseball organizations. In honor of their accomplish- ments, USD Magazine created commemorative baseball cards celebrating the eight draftees’ individual success, as well as the team’s impressive run to the WCC title.

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TORERO NOTES 26 / A Heart for Healing

An earthquake that rocked the world transformed USD alumna Ann Taylor into a force of nature determined to shake up the future of health care in Haiti.

30 / On the Cutting Edge USD alumnus and adventurist Victor Bianchini shares a piercing account of what it’s like to carve his own niche in a sport that made him a national champion.

ALUMNI NEwS 24 / A Vintage Classic Corks popped. Wine flowed. Alumni and friends spent the day with USD-affiliated wineries and vintners while raising money for student scholarships.

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