George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2017-18 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Baseball

Thomas Andrew

Name: Thomas Andrew

High School: Lakeridge High School (Lake Oswego, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher, first baseman and third baseman

Height / Weight: 6-1, 195

High School Highlights:
Named an honorable mention all-league pitcher in 2015 (Class 6A Three Rivers League); currently hitting .400 this spring with no errors; as a junior hit .325 and didn’t commit an error at first base

Why I chose George Fox:
I want a great education and the chance to play an amazing sport with an awesome coaching staff while remaining close to home.

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Marc Audet

Name: Marc Audet

High School: Saddleback Valley Christian High School (San Juan Capistrano, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Infielder

Height / Weight: 6-1, 195

High School Highlights:
No information provided.

Why I chose George Fox:
The coaching staff is great, and the family feel to the campus and baseball team is something I want to be a part of.

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Austin Baek

Name: Austin Baek

High School: Bothell High School (Bothell, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 5-9, 185

High School Highlights:
Earned second-team all-league honors (Class 4A Kingco League) in 2016; serving as team captain in 2017 and was hitting .351 with a home run as of mid-April; batted .446 as a junior

Why I chose George Fox:
Right when I stepped on campus it felt like home, and I felt comfortable. It isn't too far away from home, but it’s far enough to be independent. It has great academics and a strong baseball program, which I am excited to play for.

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Drake Carter

Name: Drake Carter

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop, second baseman and third baseman

Height / Weight: 5-10, 170

High School Highlights:
Led team in RBIs as a junior and, as a sophomore, led JV team in RBIs and batting average

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the right fit for me from the beginning. The coaches, the facilities, the school, everything. From the minute I walked on campus and saw how the baseball team went about their practices and games, I knew it would be the right school and program for me. Having the opportunity to go to school, while grow in my faith is huge for me. George Fox felt like home right away.

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Jackson Davis

Name: Jackson Davis

High School: Tumwater High School (Tumwater, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 6-1, 185

High School Highlights:
Named an All-Evergreen Conference honorable mention player and to the league’s all-academic team as a sophomore and junior; served as a team captain his junior and senior seasons and was a four-year letterman; hitting .348 with a .522 slugging percentage, 12 RBIs and an .892 OPS his senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt like home. From the first time I stepped on campus and met the players and coaches, I felt like I was a part of the family. George Fox was the perfect combination of school, home and baseball.

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Chase Fetzer

Name: Chase Fetzer

High School: Fred C. Beyer High School (Modesto, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): First baseman and pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-4, 175

High School Highlights:
Helped team win Modesto Metro Conference titles in 2014 and 2016; recipient of team’s Coaches Award in 2013 and 2014, named its MVP in 2015 and was an all-district and all-league selection in 2015; as a junior, he went 6-2 with an ERA of 1.68 while striking out 42 batters in 50 innings; he also threw a no-hitter and, at the plate, hit .372 with 35 RBIs

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox was the very first university that looked at my athletic profile on the field level when I was recruit available. Their interest stayed true in me throughout the four years I played high school baseball. As a senior I was contacted by their recruiting program at a Trosky Baseball Camp as a recruit interest to their program, scheduled an official campus visit, and knew within 24 hours of that visit that George Fox was the university for me. The campus is gorgeous, academically fitting and being recruited to play at the next level sealed the deal. I am looking forward to being a part of the Bruin family.

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Turner Glenn

Name: Turner Glenn

High School: Cedar Park Christian High School (Bothell, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Shortstop and second base

Height / Weight: 6-0, 165

High School Highlights:
Named all-conference shortstop 2016; served as high school team captain in 2016 and 2017; three-year varsity starter at shortstop; batted .380 with a .500 OBP and .972 fielding percentage in 2017.

Why I chose George Fox:
From the minute Coach Kopple showed me around campus I just loved the atmosphere in the classroom and on the field. I wanted to go to a school with small, personal classes with professors that care about me, and George Fox felt like the perfect fit. Fox gives me the opportunity to pursue my goals both academically and on the baseball field in a way that not many other schools can offer.

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Gage Gloster

Name: Gage Gloster

High School: Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Third base and pitcher

Height / Weight: 5-8, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned Northwest Oregon Conference (Class 5A) honorable mention honors as a third baseman in 2016 and was a NWOC all-conference scholar-athlete that same season

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the way it made me feel when I first stepped foot on campus, when I met the coaches of the baseball team, and the community around campus. I have never felt more at home at someplace new. It is like my second home. If it wasn't for the baseball coaches I wouldn't have found the right school for me. And for that I thank you more than you could imagine. George Fox is the place where I will succeed not only on the field but also academically.

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Preston Johnson

Name: Preston Johnson

High School: Eagle Point High School (Medford, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Right-handed pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-0, 170

High School Highlights:
Member of the Class 6A North Medford team that won a 2014 state championship; hit .401 in summer ball after junior season

Why I chose George Fox:
I love the Christian atmosphere, the education is amazing, and all the people I have met are great.

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Cutter Kitson

Name: Cutter Kitson

High School: Boulder Creek High School (Anthem, Arizona)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher

Height / Weight: 5-11, 180

High School Highlights:
Earned all-conference honors (Class 6A Desert Valley Conference) in 2016; named his team’s Most Improved Player in 2015 and 2016 and its Coach’s Award recipient both of those years; started all four years on varsity and, as of mid-season this year, was hitting .452 in 42 at-bats

Why I chose George Fox:
I felt the transition in baseball would be a positive one, and I wanted a small private school where everyone supports each other. I really felt welcomed from the first time I met Coach Marty Hunter and came to campus to visit.

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Nate Leid

Name: Nate Leid

High School: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-0, 165

High School Highlights:
Named second-team all-conference (Class 6A Greater Valley Conference) in 2016; helped team win conference titles in 2014 and 2015 and finish second in 2016; as a junior he pitched 36 and two-thirds innings, finishing with a 1.52 ERA, 19 strikeouts and 12 runs allowed

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the strong Christian environment, fantastic academics, and the opportunity to play baseball on an exceptional team.

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Elija Martinez

Name: Elija Martinez

High School: La Serna High School (Whittier, California)

Sport(s): Baseball and football

Position(s): Defensive line (football); first base (baseball)

Height / Weight: 6-0, 250

High School Highlights:
Named to the Del Rio League’s first team on both offensive and defensive line in 2015; also an All-California Interscholastic Federation first-team offensive lineman in both 2015 and 2016; named football team’s Lineman of the Year in 2015 and Offensive Player of the Year in 2016; named baseball team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2015; recorded five sacks and 53 tackles as a senior in football and hit .588 with a .982 fielding percentage in baseball

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted to play football in college with three of my high school teammates that will be attending in the fall. I also have former teammates currently playing at George Fox now. They say it’s a great school. The university also has the major that I want to take.

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Nehemiah Rodriguez

Name: Nehemiah Rodriguez

High School: St. Paul High School (Santa Fe Springs, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Right-handed pitcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-3, 160

High School Highlights:
No information provided

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because I loved the small Christian school feel and felt right at home when I stepped on campus.

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Zac Tapio

Name: Zac Tapio

High School: Ilwaco High School (Long Beach, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-3, 170

High School Highlights:
Earned first-team all-league honors (Class 2B Pacific League) in both 2015 and 2016; was also named to All-Area Team in 2016; was a Trico League all-league honorable mention selection in 2014; named his team’s MVP in 2015 and 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I enjoy the beautiful campus and the academics/religion classes that the school has to offer. Also, the baseball program was a major deciding factor. Overall, the school was a great fit.

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Cooper Wohlgemuth

Name: Cooper Wohlgemuth

High School: Roosevelt High School (Portland, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and outfielder

Height / Weight: 6-0, 160

High School Highlights:
Was an eight-time Portland Interscholastic League honor roll recipient

Why I chose George Fox:
It was the perfect combination of rigorous academics and a competitive athletics program. Also, the family aspect of the baseball program immediately tied me in.

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.