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Garrett Anderson

School

FGCU

Position
Pitcher
Major
Health Science

Classroom

In his senior year as a health science major, Garrett Anderson holds a 3.38 GPA and helped the FGCU baseball team turn in the highest GPA among men’s athletic programs this past fall as he earned dean’s list honors for recording a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Additionally, Anderson also earned dean’s list recognition in the spring of 2014.

Character

Having been around the program for four years, Anderson exemplifies what it means to be a senior leader. One of the hardest workers on the team, he leads by example and sets the tone for how the FGCU coaching staff expects their players to conduct themselves both on and off the field.

Community

Originally from just up the road in Arcadia, Florida, Anderson is recognized in the community and looked up to by aspiring baseball players. He has completed approximately 100 hours of community service during his time at FGCU, which includes volunteering his time with the Read Across America program while also helping out at campus events including FGCU baseball camps, the Night at the Nest Gala, the athletic department’s largest fundraising event, and Eagles Club Community Awareness Events.

Competition

A standout relief pitcher, Anderson enters his senior season already in FGCU all-time top 10 for saves, appearances, games finished and fewest walks allowed per 9.0 innings pitched. A season ago, he was the Eagles’ second-most used arm out of the bullpen and totaled career highs in innings pitched (70.0) and strikeouts (55). Comparatively, he only issued nine walks. At last year’s ASUN Tournament, Anderson helped FGCU advance to its first ASUN Championship Game in program history and earned ASUN All-Tournament Team honors for his efforts.