Karter Fitzpatrick

Wright State University

Karter Fitzpatrick accumulated forty-five service hours during the 2023 season, bringing his total community service hours as a student-athlete at Wayne State to 125 hours. He has been a key player in the Detroit Lions Game on Cancer initiative in partnership with the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, aiding in raising to support those battling the disease. Karter and his teammates raised more than $126,000 directed at this initiative. Additionally, Karter has contributed much time to grow the game of baseball amongst Detroit youth by volunteering with the Detroit Tigers Play Ball kid’s camps, the Courageous Inc. MLK day camp, and youth baseball practice. Beyond Fitzpatrick’s work to raise money for cancer and giving back to the game of baseball, he has dedicated many hours to improving the community in Detroit by contributing to shoe and clothing drives, lunch-making, clean-up efforts, and donating equipment. Some of the organizations he has provided service to include the Detroit Police Athletic League, Warrior Strides, #Lunchbag Detroit, the Carleton Clothes Drive, and Team Impact.

Beyond Fitzpatrick’s external volunteering, he has been a consummate student-athlete by finding time to further his professional development through working as an engineering aid for the community advancement firm OHM Advisors.

On the field, Karter Fitzpatrick amassed a 10-1 record, eight complete games, and. 2.66 ERA during the 2023 season. He is the reigning Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Pitcher of the Year from a Wayne State Warrior team that won the regular season and conference tournament championships with a program record of forty-two wins. In part due to his 3.72 GPA as a civil engineering major, Karter was awarded the GLIAC Conference Commissioner’s Award for academic and athletic excellence. Fitzpatrick was also named NCBWA Second Team All-American, to the ABCA/Rawlings, NCBWA, and D2CCA All-Region First Teams, and to the All-GLIAC and All-Tournament Teams.