von Schamann Commits to Tech
Santa Fe High School's Duke von Schamann,
son of former University of Oklahoma
and Miami Dolphins place-kicker Uwe
von Schamann has signed a letter of
intent to play baseball at Texas Tech
The younger von Schamann heads into
his senior season at Santa Fe in the
spring as a standout pitcher/third
baseman for the Wolves. He is coached
by Lonny Cobble.
like I'll become a Red Raider fan,
at least during baseball season,"
said proud father Uwe von Schamann.
"Duke has worked hard to become
the player he is today and I think
he made a great choice."
Joining the two von Schamann's at
the signing event at Edmond Santa
Fe High School were Duke's mother,
Kristy Brown; grandmother, Karin von
Schamann; and younger brother, Chase.
Uwe von Schamann has served as director
of development for the JD
Oklahoma's "center for excellence"
in the care and treatment of children
with special needs.
At the McCarty Center, children with
developmental disabilities learn to
move, eat, play and communicate better,
with the goal of helping them reach
their fullest potential in life, both
as children and as adults.
Von Schamann's efforts have helped
launch Camp ClapHans, a summer camp
for children with special needs, named
in honor on Uwe's ex-OU teammate,
the late Sammy Jack Claphan.