By Nick M
Baseball is one of the hardest sports to get a scholarship in. People think that college coaches only look for a pitcher who can throw at least 90 mph or can hit the ball over the fence every at bat to, but coaches also look for players who exhibit good character, leadership, and a good work ethic.
Jackson College saw all of those in 2017 commit senior who plays shortstop and second base. Drew Henig, who received a 40% scholarship offer from the college. Drew said “I felt good about myself, my performance, and my effort gave afterwards, it went very well.”
Henig attended a showcase at Jackson College on October 15 where the coaches told him they were interested in his performance and stats. They then had him come down a second time for an official visit. During that visit, Henig was given a campus tour which included a signing room where he saw his jersey and letter of intent.
Being able to play sports in college is an opportunity that not many people get and Henig is very grateful for it. ”The best part of this experience was getting the opportunity to to get scholarship money to play baseball at a higher level and have a chance to work with a new team and new players,” Henig said.