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June 16, 2017

Check out the latest buzz surrounding the Vanderbilt Commodores: Vanderbilt baseball saw a total of eight players drafted in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Pitcher Kyle Wright (No. 5 overall to the Atlanta Braves) and outfielder Jeren Kendell (No. 23 to the Los Angeles Dodgers) became the 17th and 18th first-round picks in program history. Will Toffey (Oakland) and Jason Delay (Pittsburgh) went in the fourth round, followed by Collin Snider (12th round to Kansas City), Reed Hayes (13th to Baltimore), Matt Ruppenthal (17th to Houston) and Ro Coleman (34th to Detroit).

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former Vanderbilt star and current Atlanta Brave Dansby Swanson had high praise for his franchise's pick of Commodores' ace Kyle Wright. The two former Dores were teammates before Swanson when the No. 1 overall pick in the draft in 2015. “When I faced him when I was a junior, I thought he had some of the best stuff that I’d seen at that point in time, and I always said I never wanted to face him again," Swanson told the AJC's David O'Brien. Read here.

Twitter: With the Golden State Warriors' NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, former Vanderbilt hoops star Damian Jones earned himself a championship ring. Vanderbilt women's basketball coach Stephanie White was inducted into the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame class. Read here. Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason and his coaching staff visited reigning the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on an invitiation from head coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots featured the Commodores' visit on the team's website. Vanderbilt women's basketball senior Christa Reed wrapped up her study abroad experience in France. Read up on Reed's final blog post from across the pond.

Twitter: Vanderbilt golf alum -- and diehard Commodore fan -- Brandt Snedeker brought out the big guns with his outfit at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Senior track and field stars Sarah Bell and Courtney Clayton competed at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. last weekend, returning to Nashville as First Team All-Americans. Recap their experience below. The Atlanta Braves' new first-round pick, Kyle Wright, joined the Commodore Insider Podcast moments after hearing his name called with the fifth overall selection.

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