My name is James Whitmer and I am a junior Sports Communications major here at Piedmont. I also play baseball and play first and third base. I am from Lilburn, Georgia where I have lived my whole live. I live with my mom, dad, brother and dog. My dog is a schnauzer poodle and is currently 13 years old. My brother is 23 and graduated from Georgia Tech this past december where he majored in economics. My mom is a teacher who attended the University of Georgia and the University of Vanderbilt. My dad played soccer at a community college but then would work at UPS and he retired there 3 years ago.
Baseball has been my favorite sport ever since I started playing it when I was 4 years old. I have also played basketball from 1st grade to 8th grade and soccer when I was 6 and 12. I attended Parkview High School where I played baseball all four years there. While there, we won a National Championship and 2 state championships in 2018 and 2019. While playing baseball I have torn my labrum which was my sophomore year of high school and broke my foot senior year.
As a kid and during my pre teen years I used to be kinda shy. Once I started middle school I started to talk more I have a lot more friends. In high school and college I have definitely been a lot more out going and like hanging out with friends. One thing I hate now though is being alone. Sometimes I will be alone to do homework or something else, but if I’m alone for awhile I start to get anxious. I have done a lot better to cope with anxiety and panic attacks.
I hope to have a successful life in the future and have a job that does something with sports or in the technology field. I plan to have a family when I’m ready for it and hope that I am wealthy in life. If I do make a good amount of money I will donate some of it to charity. I can’t wait to see what is in store for me in the future.