North Adams '11 alum Drew Gadaire wins inaugural "Fan's Choice Award presented by TD Ameritrade"
NORTH ADAMS, Mass.
– Davidson College outfielder and North Adams alum Drew Gadaire earned a prestigious honor this past week, winning the inaugural “Fan’s Choice Award Presented By TD Ameritrade”.
Gadaire, a senior co-captain, had a solid year on the field for the Wildcats, batting over .300 with an on-base percentage of more than .400, but his accomplishments extend off the field as well.
Earlier in the year, he spent time in Fez, Morocco, as a recipient of the Dean Rusk Language Grant. Gadaire studied Arabic with a native Moroccan tutor and volunteered at a local shelter for underprivileged boys. He is studying Psychology at Davidson and is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
The Fan’s Choice Award goes beyond the stat sheet to honor and recognize college baseball players who are positive role models both on and off the field, exemplifying core values like teamwork and integrity, as well as the drive to win. Over the course of six weeks, 19 finalists competed online for fan votes via Facebook. As the winner, Gadaire was honored at the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday, July 3.
Gadaire enjoyed success in the Berkshires last summer, posting a solid .252 average at the plate on 35 hits – the second-most on the team last year. He scored 19 runs and roped a team-high nine doubles while driving in 14 runs, and his eight stolen bases were the most for the SteepleCats in 2011.
To read more about Gadaire and the Fan’s Choice Award, click here to view the official release from Davidson Athletics.