Vote Greg Zebrack for the TD Ameritrade Fan's Choice Award|
May 31, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Redshirt senior Greg Zebrack is one of 15 finalists for the TD Ameritrade Fan's Choice Award and voting is now open, it was announced today by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and Intersport.
Fans can view profiles of the finalists and vote daily until June 21 by visiting Facebook.com/CollegeHomeRunDerby.
The second-annual award recognizes collegiate baseball players who excel beyond the diamond and whose leadership inspires others. Zebrack (Northridge, Calif./UPenn) was top 30 candidate for the Senior CLASS Award for his efforts on and off the field. He has most recently been awarded as an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection for his work on the field, and an All-Academic Pac-12 second team selection for his 3.4 GPA in the classroom as he works on his master's in business administration.
After being an All-Ivy League selection in 2011 and 2012, Zebrack earned his first career All-Pac-12 selection in 2013. The redshirt senior finished second on the team with a .345 batting average through 55 games played. The durable outfielder went 69-for-200 while driving in 23 runs. He tallied 15 doubles, good for the second-most on the team and also finished second on the team with three home runs. Zebrack finished with an impressive .417 on-base percentage, good for ninth-best in the Pac-12. He also earned his first Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, after batting .778 (7-for-9) and three RBIs as the Trojans took two of three contests against Washington State.
In the classroom, Greg Zebrack maintains a high standard, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the Ivy League with a B.A. in Commerce and Communication. He finished with a 3.4 GPA in the academically rigorous school. He earned Academic All-Ivy League honors, as well as being an Academic All-Big 5 selection in 2012. At USC he is working on his Master's in Business Administration. He has succeeded in juggling rigorous graduate school work with collegiate baseball as he boasts a 3.4 GPA.
The USC baseball program stresses the importance of community service and giving back, and Zebrack is always in the forefront of any activity the team may participate in. At USC, he has volunteered at underprivileged schools surrounding the USC community, visited veterans at the Los Angeles Veteran's Hospital (even with a special trip on Christmas), passed out necessary everyday items such as socks and clothes to those less fortunate on LA's Skid Row, helped to clean apartment buildings and took out residents' trash in poverty-filled East Los Angeles through the LA Dream Center. Along with his teammates, Zebrack also engaged special needs children in games and different sports through the Best Buddies Program. On the diamond, he has also acted as a camp counselor, teaching young children the game of baseball. At UPenn, Zebrack also was involved with the community, making routine visits to Children's Hospital of UPenn to interact with the children, play games with them and try to brighten their day. This is something near to Greg's heart, and he hopes to get involved with a children's hospital here in LA.