Le Moyne senior Pat Wiese has won the 2014 TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award. Wiese won the award over three other finalists, BYU’s Bret Lopez, Dayton’s Robby Sunderman and Albany’s Josh Nethaway, garnering over 40 percent of the fan vote. The third-annual TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award recognizes college baseball players who excel beyond the diamond and whose leadership inspires others. Over the course of three weeks, 16 finalists competed online for fan votes via Facebook. As the winner, Wiese will be honored at the 2014 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby, airing Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN. Last fall, Pat was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer in his leg. After surgery and chemotherapy, he was unable to reach the field this year. However, he stayed a strong part of the team as its captain. In the last year, Pat and his family set up the Pat Wiese Foundation in hopes of supporting others fighting the battle against cancer. Prior to his illness, Pat earned all NE-10 Conference honors and All-Regional honors in 2013. That year, he led the team in hitting, runs, stolen bases and on-base percentage. Pat was also involved in Special Olympics, reading at elementary schools near Le Moyne and is part of the Le Moyne leadership group. He received a Dean’s Scholarship to attend Le Moyne and was also on the Dean’s list his freshman year. “I’m truly honored to receive this award,” said Pat. “I’m really at a loss for words. I never thought this would happen to me. All the other contestants, I was going through their bios and everything, and they’re so deserving as well, so for me to be in that, being mentioned in that group of people is an honor and to be picked as a finalist and then the winner - it’s a dream come true.”
“It is with great honor that we present the third annual Fan's Choice Award to Pat Wiese,” said Katrina Becker, managing director of communications and public affairs at TD Ameritrade. “The fans selected a tremendous person who has embraced adversity in the face of new life challenges. Pat’s ability to strive to win in everything he does embodies the spirit and true sense of the Fan’s Choice Award. We applaud him for his successes both in athletics and in the community. Congratulations to Pat and each of the 2014 award finalists.”For more information on The TD Ameritrade Fan’s Choice Award, please contact Kate Shumway at 312-467-8693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Intersport and TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation are separate and unaffiliated and not responsible for each other’s services and policies. AMTD-G About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 39 years. An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team s, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA ( www.FINRA.org ) /SIPC ( www.SIPC.org ) /NFA ( www.nfa.futures.org ) About Intersport Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City Classic, Women’s Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, like us on Facebook ( www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).