Florida Tech’s Kevin Wortman Advances In Running For TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award
By Florida Tech // June 15, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – With the opening round of voting in the books, and the field of candidates dwindling from 18 to 10 on Monday, Florida Tech center fielder Kevin Wortman remains largely in the hunt for the TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award.
After finishing in third amongst all contenders over the past two weeks, the voting has been reset and the remaining hopefuls will now vie to become one of four players to advance to the final round announced on June 15.
In the second round, he will go up against nominees from Delaware, Georgia Southern, Iowa, McNeese State, Nebraska, North Greenville, Rhode Island, St. Cloud State and St. Mary’s.
Facing some stiff competition, including members of NCAA Division I programs Iowa and Nebraska, Wortman’s nomination can be promoted by using the hashtag #VoteWort.
Fans are heavily encouraged to view his profile, and vote daily through Facebook, Twitter and a registered email address by visiting www.fanschoiceaward.com
The TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award is the only college baseball honor determined solely by the fans. The winner will be recognized at the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Nebraska on July 2, airing live on ESPN.
Developed in 2012, the honor exemplifies college baseball players whose unique qualities expand well beyond the playing surface, particularly in the classroom and in the community.
They are positive role models and exemplify core values like teamwork and integrity along with the drive to win.
As a senior, Wortman batted .297 in 46 starts for the Panthers, notching 24 RBIs and 39 runs scored.
The native of Lakeland, Florida also earned a 3.17 GPA in biological and biomedical sciences, participating in extensive research on Alzheimer’s disease in hopes of being accepted into medical school.
His further extracurricular activities include: Student Government Association senator, president of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, member of the pre-med club, member of Calvary Chapel of Melbourne’s IT team and a volunteer at Century Oaks assisted living facility.
TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award Winners
2012 – Drew Gadaire (Davidson)
2013 – Dominic Porretta (Otterbein)
2014 – Pat Wiese (Le Moyne)