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David Berg

School

UCLA

Position
Relief Pitcher
Major
Political Science

Classroom

David Berg is on track to graduate in four years. He is a member of the Director’s Honor Roll, and turned down the MLB Draft to return for his fourth year and finish his degree. Berg has a shining classroom reputation and maintains excellent relationships with his professors.

Character

Berg is a team captain and one of the Bruins’ true leaders. He came to school as a walk-on and immediately earned a prominent role on the team as a freshman. Berg always puts in the extra work, including cleaning up the clubhouse and being responsible. He comes from a fantastic family that instilled in him the values of humility and gratitude.

Community

Berg enjoys bringing smiles and joy to kids and has visited Mattel Children’s Hospital multiple times. He is known for always stopping to sign autographs for children at games.

Competition

Berg is one of the best closers in college baseball history and was part of the 2013 National Championship-winning UCLA team. He has a school-record 140 appearances so far in his career and holds the NCAA single-season record for saves (24), which he set in 2013. Berg also tied the NCAA record for appearances in a season (51) and was the first relief pitcher ever to win the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year Award (2013). He was UCLA’s first player to receive the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award and the only player in school history to lead the conference in ERA in back-to-back years.