Baylor Alum Set To Compete On 'Survivor: Thailand'
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by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter
Recent Baylor University graduate Jed Hildebrand hopes to "outwit, outplay and outlast" 15 other castaways in the fifth installment of the hit CBS reality show, "Survivor: Thailand," which premieres Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.
A Dallas native and graduate of Plano Senior High School, Hildebrand earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from Baylor in 1999. The 25-year-old is now in his senior year at Baylor College of Dentistry. His father, David, who graduated from Baylor in 1965 and received his doctor of dentistry degree in 1969, and two brothers, Brody, a 1995 Baylor graduate, and Sloan, a 1996 Baylor graduate, are all dentists. His mother, Carol, also earned two degrees from the university.
While attending Baylor, Hildebrand played soccer and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He spent several summers at the Christian summer sports camp, Kanakuk Kamp, and noted on the CBS Survivor web site that the experience is what led to his "deepened sense of adventure."
Hildebrand also has served as a missionary worker, providing dental care in Cambodia, Thailand and India. He is a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church.
For more on Hildebrand, visit the CBS Survivor web site at http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor5/survivors/bios/jed.shtml .