Delta senior Jaspar Carmichael is heading to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., to study engineering, physics and math. Carmichael will also play some baseball for the Blue Jays while working toward his degree.
Carmichael has been a member of the varsity baseball team at Delta High School since his sophomore year. He plays shortstop when he's not on the mound for the Panthers.
To date, Carmichael has an .475 batting average (varsity career, all games), .580 on base percentage, 19 hits, nine RBIs and has scored 27 runs for the Panthers. So far this season Carmichael is batting .538 (7 for 13) with four RBIs. He is 0-1 as a pitcher with five innings of work allowing six hits, four runs and struck out 11 batters.
Carmichael's reasons for choosing to attend Johns Hopkins were simple. "It is a phenomenal academic school in which I feel that I can thrive ... and they have a great baseball program as well. I have always loved the East Coast."
The influencing drive for Carmichael to choose Johns Hopkins was largely parental. "My parents urged me to pursue schools that I felt that I really wanted to attend and after visiting and meeting some of the people at Hopkins, it felt like the perfect fit."
Carmichael is the son of Alan and Gretta Carmichael of Delta.