HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth senior outfielder Jeff Keller was announced today as one of 16 candidates for the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby Fan’s Choice Award. This annual award, now in its third year, recognizes college baseball players who excel beyond the diamond and whose leadership inspires others. The 16 finalists up for consideration in 2014 demonstrate integrity in all aspects of life, stay active in their community and are dedicated in the classroom.
The winner will be determined by fans through Facebook voting and will be honored at the 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. Fans can view profiles of the finalists and vote daily by visiting apps.facebook.com/tdafanschoiceaward.
Keller wrapped up a terrific career with the Big Green by leading the team with a .308 batting average, .381 on-base percentage, 45 hits and 29 runs scored while pacing the Ivy League with 15 doubles to earn a spot on the All-Ivy Second Team and All-New England Third Team. The two-time team MVP finished his career with a school-record 53 two-baggers and a .339 average, the 16th highest ever at Dartmouth. The first Academic All-American in Big Green baseball history and an All-America honorable mention as a junior, Keller was also one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award for baseball this year, which recognizes an individual’s academic standing, community involvement, their overall character and their production in competition.
The TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award is the only college baseball award determined solely by fans. There are three rounds of voting: round one opens today and ends June 9, with the Top 12 vote getters moving on to round two. The field will then be reduced to the top four vote getters on June 16. Round three voting will end June 23, and the winner will be officially announced June 24. The winner will be honored at the TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 3, airing live on ESPN.