Nathan Shoup is a senior communications major at Pacific Lutheran University who graduates in May. He became sports editor at PLU's newspaper the past summer after covering sports for the newspaper and writing for the university's athletic website his junior year.

Shoup is a recipient of PLU’s President’s Scholarship, maintaining a 3.4 cumulative GPA.

He is also a pitcher on the Lutes baseball team that has a 73-46 record in his three years with the program. He is the lone resident of Woodland, in southwest Washington, in the past decade to play baseball at a four-year university.