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College Athlete of the Year: Jay Fanta

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Jay Fanta - UW-La Crosse Baseball

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments (include winter and spring sports of 11 – 12 school year, and fall sports of 12 – 13 school year):

2012 WIAC Conference and Tournament Champions

2012 NCAA Regional Qualifier (1st time since 1998) 2nd-team All-American Midwest Region Player of the Year 1st team all-region

ABCA 1st team all-region

WIAC Position Player of the Year

1st team all WIAC

UW-L Career Hits Leader (232)

UW-L Career Leader in at bats (616)

2nd at UW-L in career RBI's (137), Runs (133), Doubles (48)

Sports Idol:  Cal Ripken Jr.

Favorite Sports Memory:  Winning the conference and tournament championship this past spring after fighting an uphill battle since 2009 when the UW-L baseball program was almost lost due to budget cuts.

Future Plans:  Currently working for the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission as their new operations assistant after being hired in October.


Favorite Quote:  Don't Dream it….Be it!

Non Athletic Activities Accomplishments and Awards:  During my time in La Crosse, I worked for the UW-L Sports Information Director and the La Crosse Loggers Baseball Club.


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