« Baseball 2009

Nate Freiman

School

Duke University

Position
First Base/Catcher
Major
History
AVG
.370
R
32
H
51
FLD%
.989
RBI
44

Classroom

Nate maintains a 3.92 grade point average as a History major with a minor in Math.  A candidate for Academic All American honors he is a two-time Academic All-District III selection and returned to Duke to complete his degree after being selected in the 2008 MLB Draft as a junior.  He is a three-time All-ACC Academic Baseball Team honoree and a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.  In addition, Nate is an Academic All-America candidate.

Character

An all-around outstanding student-athlete, Nate is a natural team leader on and off the field.  He is active in Duke baseball’s community service projects and earned the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Manny Robello “10th Player” Award during the summer of 2007.

Click below for a great feature on Nate’s character from his first season in the Cape Cod League:
http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=1148682&SPID=1850&SPSID=22847

Community

Active in the baseball team’s community service projects, Nate has helped out in 10 projects this season, including visits to the Duke Children’s Hospital’s, the MLK “Million Meals”  Event, visits to the Durham Soup Kitchen, the Duke G.R.O.W.S. project, Habitat for Humanity and many others.  He helped the baseball team earn the ACC’s Top Six For Service Award for the 2007-08 academic year.

Competition

Currently ranked second on Duke’s career batting average list with a .357 career average, Nate led Duke in average, home runs and RBI for two straight seasons.  He was drafted as a junior by the Texas Rangers and played in the Cape Cod Baseball League (the top collegiate summer league in the country) for two straight summers.  He had a career-high .381 batting average with 11 home runs and 46 RBI as a junior.  Nate is also Duke’s active leader in batting average, slugging percentage (.577), on base percentage (.321), hits (174), doubles (36), home runs (23) and RBIs (118).  He hit .439 with runners in scoring position last season and is a career .363 hitter with runners in scoring position.  Due to his efforts on the field, Nate has been named a candidate for the Brooks Wallace Award. Nate leads the ACC with 15 home runs this season and needs just four more to tie Duke’s career home run record.