The BW Baseball Academic Excellence Award was created in 1990 and is given annually to the baseball student-athlete who displays academic excellence in the classroom at the highest level. The award was renamed in honor of BW standout second baseman and 1989 CoSIDA Academic All-American Guy Fisher '91.
Guy Fisher was best known for his all-out hustle, excellent defensive play and always team-first attitude. He was injured in a sliding accident in the spring of 1989 doing the thing he loved most -- playing the game of baseball and hustling -- and was lost for the season. But that did not stop Guy or dismay him from displaying his love for the game of baseball, his love of the Yellow Jackets and Baldwin Wallace University and the value of a good, solid, Division III education.
The son of longtime, retired and Hall of Fame BW Baseball Coach and Professor Dr. Bob Fisher '63, Guy graduated from the University with a 3.89 grade point average. In 1998, he individually worked a number of years to produce a publication of the first 100 years of Baseball at BW, now known as the BW Baseball Almanac.
Today's winner of the BW Academic Execellence Award in Baseball is now known as the Winner of the Guy Fisher Award.
Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and 2013 CoSIDA Dicision III Academic All-America of the Year Brendan Toughey '13 won the Guy Fisher Academic Excellence Award three straight years and is the only three-time award-winner in program history. In 2018-2019, senior Lane Niemann '19 earned the award over teammate and fellow senior Danny Cody '19 who was a CoSIDA Div. III Academic All-American and a 17th round draft pick by the Houston Astros!
|1991-1992||Tom Serdinak||First Baseman|
|2002-2003||Brad Epstein||Outfielder/First Baseman|
|2003-2004||Mike Turchan||Third Baseman/Pitcher|
|2004-2005||Kevin Brown||Second Baseman|
|2005-2006||Nate Luken||Second Baseman|
|2013-2014||Brad Gugliotta||Third Baseman|
|2016-2017||Spencer Badia||Second Baseman|
|2017-2018||Spencer Badia||Second Baseman|
|2018-2019||Lane Niemann||Outfielder/ Utility|