Minson’s combination of baseball, golf and academic skills make him one of the region’s most well-rounded student athletes

Today’s senior spotlight is Lance Minson of the Lake City Columbia golf and baseball teams.  Minson, who lettered four years in baseball, won offensive MVP his junior year with a .340 batting average and near .700 slugging percentage.  His favorite baseball moment was either hitting a homerun against rival Live Oak Suwannee or winning the district in 2019 after blowing out Middleburg and finishing off Gainesville for the Tigers’ 5th district championship in a row.

Lance Minson

For the golf team, Minson was a 4-time MVP, and birdie leader for the Tigers’ golf team.  The Tigers made regionals his first 3 years and Minson finished 15th out of 96 golfers at state this past fall.  His favorite golf moment was shooting a 32 on senior night, then turning around the next day and shooting 33 at Haile Plantation.  

Minson, who scored a 29 on the ACT and has a 3.7 GPA, will graduate with his AA through dual enrollment. He will continue his baseball career with Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach and major in Aerospace Physiology.  He will eventually transfer to pursue a career in physical therapy.

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