Colby College junior baseball player and SAAC member Mark Nelson (Walpole, Mass.) worked as an intern teacher in Malawi, Africa during Colby’s JanPlan semester. While there, he also got the opportunity to teach baseball to the locals.
Nelson, who is back for the baseball season, is a math major at Colby and made use of that knowledge in Africa as a math instructor. He and the other interns spent one week teaching in a rural village with no electricity of modern conveniences.
In the afternoons after teaching, the interns could do something of their own planning with the children. Nelson took it upon himself to teach baseball and work with the kids and the locals on basics of the game. Nelson had his own baseball clinic as well.
Nelson was third on the Mules last year in earned run average.