The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


A hero on and off the court

At a recent NCAA basketball game between Duke and Michigan, a girl held up a sign that read: "Shane Battier was my Vacation Bible School Teacher." It's an unusual sign for a sports event, but Battier, a junior at Duke University, Durham, N.C., is an unusual person.

A member of Lutheran Church of the Master, Troy, Mich., Shane has been interviewed by the press and was scouted by colleges before he was 13. Now 21, he is leading his team into the NCAA tournament with hopes of returning to the finals.

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