Four Finalists Left Standing For Fan’s Choice Award, Florida Tech’s Kevin Wortman Advances
By Florida Tech // June 16, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Withstanding the push from some NCAA Division I powerhouses in the second round of voting, Florida Tech center fielder Kevin Wortman is now just one week away from potentially claiming the TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award.
Now that the competition has been narrowed from 18 to 10 to four, the voting has once more been reset and Wortman hopes to fend off contestants from Rhode Island, Georgia Southern and North Greenville to claim college baseball’s ultimate fan honor.
Fans are heavily encouraged to view his profile, and vote daily through Facebook, Twitter and a registered email address by visiting FansChoiceAward.com Wortman’s nomination can be promoted by using the hashtag #VoteWort.
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)