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Tim Elko speaks to fans, teammates and coaches at CWS Championship Celebration at Swayze

Tim Elko speaks to fans, teammates and coaches at CWS Championship Celebration at Swayze

OXFORD, Miss. — Tim Elko, the only three-year captain of the Ole Miss baseball team in school history, was among those who spoke at the celebration at Swayze Field Wednesday that honored the 2022 National Championship Rebel team.

Here’s what he had to say:

Build the Statue

For over a year now, fans have lobbied Athletics Director Keith Carter for a statue of Tim Elko to be erected, often-times with calls to “build it” going out on social media. At the celebration, Carter spoke music to fans’ ears:

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(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)

Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Prior to founding The Rebel Walk, Evelyn was a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas. She created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Prior to founding The Rebel Walk, Evelyn was a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas. She created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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