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Faith Canfield

School

University of Michigan

Position
Second Base
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

A sport management major, Faith Canfield will earn her bachelor’s degree from Michigan this spring. She is interested in potentially pursuing advanced studies and a career in sports psychology.

Character

A two-year team captain and commended by the Michigan coaching staff for her genuine interest in serving the team, Canfield has shined in her role as a leader both on and off the field and by both example and instruction. She is mature and poised and always reflects good sportsmanship, representing both the team and the university in a positive way.

Community

Canfield has been involved in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer organization during her Michigan tenure through the annual Michigan Softball Academy. She has been a part of Academy each of the last three years, taking the field with the participants and guiding them through drills and other activities. Last year’s event raised more than $163,000 in one evening to support the fight against breast cancer and has raised nearly $460,000 over Canfield’s tenure. Canfield has also volunteered as a softball clinician at local Ann Arbor KidSport clinics. She has gotten involved with the ChadTough Foundation to raise awareness for pediatric brain tumors and has participated in the ChadTough Walk. She also is part of a contingent of Michigan student-athletes that make periodic visits to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor through the “Michigan From the Heart” program. The visits connect U-M student-athletes with children and their families to bring a fun and relief to stressful times.

Competition

Canfield is a two-time NFCA All-American, twice earning third-team honors (2017, 2018) as a second baseman. She similarly has twice been named to the NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team and All-Big Ten First Team. She led the Wolverines in 2018 with a .391 batting average, along with 43 runs, 77 hits—including 13 doubles, seven home runs and 38 RBI—largely from the leadoff spot, and committed just one error over 169 touches for a sterling .994 fielding percentage. Over her first three seasons at Michigan, she boasts a .368 career batting average with 121 runs, 175 hits and 93 RBI. She also owns a .988 career fielding percentage.

*All stats as of nomination time.