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Trey Vickers

School

Wichita State

Position
SS
Major
Entrepreneurship

Classroom

Trey Vickers will graduate with a degree in entrepreneurship. After he is done playing baseball, he wants to own his own business. He would love to be a sales representative in the outdoor industry and eventually own his own rep agency.

Character

Head Coach Todd Butler had the following to say on Trey’s character: “Trey Vickers has really come on strong as a leader in so many ways. One of his biggest characteristics that stands out is how he serves others. Trey makes sure his teammates, managers, support staff are always taken care of before he thinks of himself. That is a very big quality you wish you’d see more from people in everyday life. Trey has been through a lot of adversity in his time here at Wichita State. He had to practice with a back brace during his first year here as a freshman and had to spend a lot of extra time with the training staff to stay healthy. He was always on time and always stayed late to get his work in and never complained. Quickly the new guys and even current teammates took notice to what it takes to not only be a complete player but person as well. Trey has been a big part of the energy and main heartbeat of the Shocker baseball team for four years now. The way he has impacted old, current and future Shockers has been a joy to watch on and off the field.”

Community

Vickers works the Shocker Baseball Camps to learn to teach children baseball skills and to watch them improve. He has volunteered at the Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization Ice Cream Social and helped freshmen move into the dorms at WSU during move-in day. He volunteered for Inter-Faith Ministries by serving food and helped teach baseball skills to League 42, which is a league for urban youth in Wichita. He also went to Wesley Medical Hospital to meet with children who have cancer and participated in the Teammates Baseball Pro Camp.

Competition

Vickers will be the starting shortstop for the Shockers in 2018. In 2017, he earned honorable mention All-Valley honors after hitting .296 with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs and 32 RBI. In 2016, he was named first-team All-Valley and was named a semifinalist for the Olson Award. He hit .306 with six doubles, one home run and 19 RBI. In 2015, he was named honorable mention All-Valley and hit .252 with two doubles and 14 RBI.