Argene Lynn defies the norms. As a member of Florida A&M University’s baseball team and Student Government Association, some may even say he’s doing the unimaginable.
Lynn is a senior business administration student from Tallahassee. He is a third-year outfielder for FAMU baseball and serves as the Activity and Service Fee Liaison for the 53rd Student Senate.
Baseball has played a pivotal role in Lynn’s life since he was just 3 years old. His attraction to the sport is attributed to its challenging nature.
“As a kid, there were two things I enjoyed, a challenge and money. I grew up playing baseball, football and basketball. Baseball was the most difficult and intrigued me to be better,” Lynn said.
With more than 15 years of experience, Lynn partly attributes his success to his mother’s influence.
“My mother played fast-pitch softball at FAMU … it wasn’t my dream school, but it has taught and given me things no other institution could,” he said. “Being at home, getting the chance to play Division I baseball, and being able to play at the No. 1 public HBCU was the best move for me.”
Lynn’s close relationship with his coach, Jamey Shouppe, is also worth mentioning. Shouppe has coached Lynn going on three seasons and commends his leadership both on and off the field.
“I couldn’t ask for better representation for the university. Argene is a leader by example. He does everything the right way and carries himself in a professional manner. That’s the type of leader this university needs. When people think of FAMU’s baseball team, I’d hope they would think of athletes like Argene,” Shouppe said.
Lynn’s teammates also hold him in high regard.
“It’s never a dull moment playing with Argene. He knows how to lighten the mood even on the worst days. He takes upon the leadership role for younger athletes, steering them in the right direction and making sure their head is on straight. It’s good that we have more student-athletes being a part of the senate. I believe with Argene’s time management skills it won’t be a distraction from sports and school,” said sophomore outfielder Jordan Brown.
Lynn’s leadership doesn’t end on the field, however. He is equally committed to his role as a student leader.
Lynn was appointed to a vacant senate seat in Spring 2023. He was then appointed to activity and service fee liaison and elected Mr. SGA for the 2023-2024 academic year.
His primary responsibility within SGA is to allocate and report event funds. On average, this consumes between seven and 10 hours each week.
Lynn likes the busy lifestyle, however. He credits his 3.5 GPA to prioritizing and knowing that above all, school comes first.
Senate President Loryn May praises Lynn’s ability to balance his responsibilities as a student leader and athlete.
“Whenever Argene has baseball responsibilities, he effectively communicates and is proactive with everything. In the short amount of time that he has been the A&S Liaison, he has already done more than the previous liaisons have done in my experience,” she said.
Lynn has reached unimaginable heights immersing himself in the worlds of sports and student leadership. As he enters his final year as an undergraduate, he remains focused on improving himself both on and off the field.
Lynn is set to graduate in the spring and plans to pursue a master’s in business administration with a finance concentration.