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Brent Suter

School

Harvard

Position
Pitcher
Major
Environmental Science and Public Policy
FLD%
.895
ERA
3.91
W-L
2-5

Classroom

Suter maintains a 3.43 GPA in Environmental Science and Public Policy and will be one of Harvard’s five honorees on the Ivy League Spring All-Academic team. He’s a third-year volunteer in the Cambridge After School Program (CASP), tutoring 3rd and 4th graders, who are first generation immigrants, in literacy and math. Suter was a 2010 summer intern at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. There, he served as a counselor at Camp Joyful Hearts, which was a week-long overnight camp for kids with heart defects.

Character

Suter is the baseball team’s central figure in its Friends of Jaclyn Program. The team is in its third year of a relationship with Alex Wawrzyniak, who suffers from Pilocytic Astrocytoma Low Grade Glioma, a form of cerebral tumor. He is also the founder the Harvard Baseball-Watertown Cuniff Elementary Program, for which Harvard baseball players travel each Friday to the elementary school to tutor and mentor students in an effort to provide a positive male role model in the childrens’ lives. He is also active with the group Athletes In Action.

Community

Suter is a two-year volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (2010-present). He’s the co-chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) community-service group and has produced 1) the school’s Bench Press for Breast Cancer in 2010 and 2011, 2) the athletic department’s canned food drive in 2010, 3) the Shoe Drive for South Africa in 2011, 4) the Shoe Drive for Africa in 2010, 5) the Toiletry Drives for the homeless in 2010 and 2011 and 6) the Student-Athlete Charity Balls in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Suter won the Wareham Gatemen’s (Cape Cod Baseball League) Francis Tripp Award for making the most positive impact to the Wareham community. Back home in Cincinnati, Ohio, he participated in the People Working Cooperatively Program by restoring the home of an elderly couple. He also participated in IHM’s Helping Hands Program by doing lawnwork for people in need. He is also a two-year volunteer coach for the Cincinnati Reds’ Rookie Success League for teaching kids life lessons through baseball.

Competition

As a junior, Suter was named as the pitcher teams least wanted to face as well as one of the Ivy League’s top three starting pitchers by College Baseball Insider. In 2010, Suter was one of just two pitchers named to the All-Ivy League first team at starting pitcher. He went 4-0 (league best) with one save and a 3.55 ERA to go with a league-leading 33 strikeouts in 33 innings while walking just seven batters. He was virtually untouchable against left-handed batters, who batted just 2-for-24 (0.83 against him). All told, Suter posted a 4-2 record with a 5.26 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 49.2 innings against 14 walks. In the summer of 2010, Suter was named Pitcher of the Year and Top Pitching Prospect in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League as well as the second-best pro prospect in the GLSCL by Baseball America. In the summer of 2011, Suter pitched for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League.