Blake Beemer, senior outfielder on the Ball State baseball team, is staying busy this offseason. Not only is he one of 15 finalists for the T.D. Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award, but he was also invited to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum. 

The second annual Fan’s Choice Award recognizes college baseball players who excel beyond the diamond and whose leadership inspires others. The 15 finalists demonstrate integrity in all aspects of life, stay active in their community and are dedicated in the classroom.

A team captain in 2013, Beemer batted .262 and tied for third on the team with 30 RBIs. He ranked first on the team with 16 doubles and was fourth with 83 total bases. Beemer had 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games this season.

The winner will be determined by fans through Facebook voting and will be honored at the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.

Beemer was invited to a career Forum in Indianapolis as well. A committee made up of administrators from member institutions, conference offices and affiliated member organizations decided on student athletes. Close to 300 athletes from Division I, II and III programs were invited.