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Grant Escue

School

Bradley University

Position
First Base/Outfield
Major
Political Science
AVG
.265
R
17
H
31
FLD%
.974
RBI
18

Classroom

Boasting a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average, Grant was a first-team Academic All-Pac 10 choice at Stanford in 2007 and an honorable mention MVC Scholar-Athlete at Bradley in 2008.  He has earned a spot on the Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in each of his first three semesters at Bradley and was named to the 2008 MVC Honor Roll.  Grant was tabbed Country Financial Scholar-Athlete of the Week at Bradley April 8, 2008.

Character

Grant plans to enroll in law school with a career goal to enter politics as a public servant.  In addition to participating in the Bradley Baseball team’s community service activities, he also individually volunteers his time and talent in the community.  He also makes time to serve as a Teachers Assistant for PLS 105 (introduction to political science).

Community

Grant is active in his community in a variety of ways including assisting with hitting instruction for 8-14 year olds at the Washington (Ill.) Park District.  He also speaks to youth and school teams in Washington, Ill., about the importance of staying in school and personal discipline and has made visits to the Fondulac Nursing Home.  His volunteer work extents to the Independent Sports Club Wild Game Feed and while playing for the Woodstock River Bandits the past two summers, he read to school children and visited a local day care.  As a student-athlete at Stanford, he visited terminally-ill and seriously-ill children at Stanford Hospital.

Competition

Leading Bradley with 17 doubles in 2008, Grant was the team’s third-leading hitter wtih a .314 batting average in his first year with the Braves.  He was second on the team with 21 RBI’s in 24 MVC games and finished third on the team with 30 runs scored, 35 RBI’s and three home runs.  He began his college career at Stanford, where he hit .422 in 15 games as a freshman and .278 in 20 games as a sophomore.