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Will Haueter

School

Northern Kentucky University

Position
First Base/Designated Hitter

Classroom

Will Haueter graduated last spring with a degree in finance. He maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout his undergraduate career and was selected as the U.S. Bank/Haile School of Business Most Outstanding Student in Finance Award winner. He also received NKU’s prestigious Regents Award, given to one senior student from the university who has demonstrated professionalism and leadership within the university’s community and who has an emphasis on continuation of graduate-level work. The award is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents.

Haueter was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team, as selected by CoSIDA. He also earned Horizon League All-Academic Team honors and was named the 2018 Horizon League Male Spring Scholar-Athlete of the season. Currently, Haueter is working on his master’s degree in integrative studies at NKU, and he has a 4.0 GPA.

Character

Last season, the NKU baseball team received the Horizon League’s Bobby Fong Award, which is given to the student-athlete or team that best represents the Horizon League and its core values of integrity, respect and stewardship. Part of the reason the team received the award is because of how the team embraced the perspectives and contributions of each individual. For the past eight years, Ryan Mavriplis has been involved with the NKU baseball team. Mavriplis has Down syndrome, but the coaches and student-athletes treat him the same way they would treat anyone else who is part of the team. During his time at NKU, Haueter has become good friends with Mavriplis. Haueter’s friendship with Mavriplis has changed his perspective on life and has helped him to find happiness in the smallest things.
Haueter also serves as one of two NKU representatives on the Horizon League Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
“Will, a fifth-year senior, has been heavily involved in community service projects throughout his career and has been an outstanding leader both on and off the field. He is very generous with his time and is always one of the first players to accept leadership roles in many ways. Will is an outstanding student, as well as an athlete, and is a terrific role model for our younger players.” – NKU Head Coach Todd Asalon

Community

Haueter has volunteered his time at a number of organizations while at NKU. He has participated in community service events at the children’s hospital and with the Down Syndrome Association, American Cancer Society, Team Impact, Read Across America and Disabled American Veterans.

Competition

Last season, Haueter was named to the All-Horizon League First Team. He earned a .360 batting average, which ranked first in the Horizon League. He was second in the league in doubles (19), on-base percentage (.451) and slugging percentage (.600). Haueter hit nine home runs and recorded 37 RBIs with 40 runs scored in 2018. He currently ranks fifth all-time at NKU in doubles with 46.

*All stats as of nomination time.