Nick Kurtz

Wake Forest University

Dedicated to both on-field excellence and community service, Nick Kurtz is a multifaceted individual making an impact both within and beyond the ballpark. Off the field, Nick has been a beacon of support for various causes, organizing events like Seizure Awareness Day on campus and volunteering with organizations like the North Carolina Epilepsy Alliance and NC Fusion Soccer Club. His involvement in annual traditions like Hit the Bricks, A Climb to Remember, and Festival on the Quad showcases his commitment to charitable endeavors, benefiting causes ranging from cancer research to community engagement.

On the diamond, Nick is a force to be reckoned with. His standout 2023 performance saw him earn All-American and All-ACC honors and led to being named a 2024 preseason All-American, All-ACC, and members of the Golden Spikes Watch List. With an impressive stat line, including a second-place finish in multiple categories within the ACC and top-10 national rankings in various offensive metrics, Nick consistently showcased his prowess at the plate. Notably, his explosive start to the season, highlighted by multiple home runs and RBI, earned him national recognition and set the tone for a remarkable campaign. His defensive prowess, demonstrated by his elite glove work and near-perfect fielding percentage, further solidified his status as a standout player.

Beyond the numbers, Nick exemplifies leadership and dedication, evident in his consistent performance, resilience, and contribution to team success. Whether making plays on the field or making a difference in the community, Nick continues to inspire both teammates and fans alike with his passion for the game and commitment to making a positive impact wherever he goes.

“Not only is Nick a great baseball player, but he also represents everything we are trying to build here at Wake Forest. His hard work and dedication to this game have made him one of the top prospects in all of college baseball, but what people might miss is that Nick is involved far beyond the field. He is passionate about the causes he puts his heart into, and I’m so proud of how he represents our program.”

—Tom Walter, Head Coach, Wake Forest