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Andy Shadid

Bradley University


Andy Shadid earned his undergraduate degree in three years, graduating in May 2018 with his bachelor’s degree in finance, while adding a double minor in management and leadership and management information systems. He graduated cum laude, boasting a 3.56 cumulative GPA. He currently is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration and is expected to complete his MBA in May. A Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team pick in 2018, Shadid has qualified for the MVC Honor Roll in each of his first three years and the Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in each of his first seven semesters. He also received the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award in 2017.


A member of the Bradley Athletics Braves Council (student-athlete advisory board) the last two years, Shadid was one of two student-athletes from the entire league selected to represent the Missouri Valley Conference at the 2017 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. The 350 student-athletes from schools at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III levels from across the nation who participate in the NCAA Leadership Forum are selected based on their influence on their respective campuses and communities and the diversity of their experiences. In her nomination letter for the NCAA Leadership Form on Shadid’s behalf, Bradley Coordinator of Academics and Student-Athlete Services Pam Miller indicated he is one of the kindest, most-appreciative and respectful student-athletes she has known, while serving as a great leader to his baseball team and all of Bradley Athletics.


Among his volunteer activities, Shadid co-chaired Bradley Baseball’s 2018 fundraising efforts on behalf of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, helping the Braves raise more than $10,000 for the foundation in the fight against childhood cancer. In addition to his activities on behalf of the Braves Council to support the Megan C. Fong Blood and Bone Marrow Drive, Shadid assisted with the 2018 Soldier Dash 5K Obstacle Course Race, and he has visited with patients at Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


A 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, Shadid is a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection (2017, 2018). He has played in 151 of Bradley’s 152 games the last three seasons, including 150 as the starting centerfielder. Also a two-time selection for the MVC All-Defense Team (2016, 2018), Shadid has made two appearances at No. 4 in ESPN SportsCenter Top Plays for his diving catches. Bradley’s team MVP and batting champion (.326) in 2018, Shadid has won the team’s Kirby Puckett Gold Glove in each of his three seasons. He entered the 2019 season as the team’s active leader with 93 career RBI’s and 17 home runs, a total aided by his 4-game home run streak in 2016.

*All stats as of nomination time.