Drew Davis is a fifth-year senior catcher - and three-year
captain - for Elon. Davis, a native of Salisbury, N.C., was
injured the opening weekend of the year in 2006 and missed the remainder of the
season. Prior to his injury, Davis hit .327 with three homers and 44 RBI in 2005
and .351 with six homers and 51 RBI in 2004. He spent last summer playing for
the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Summer League. Davis is taking advantage of
his fifth year to earn a degree in business administration with a concentration
in finance to go along with the accounting degree he expects to receive in May.
Feb. 2, 2007
All Over Again
As a fifth-year senior, I get a second chance at my last season.
Lately it feels like time has stood still, which is somewhat of a paradox
compared to the fall. Invariably every year we return from Christmas break and
the month leading up to opening weekend feels like an eternity. I feel like Bill
Murray in Groundhog Day where I anticipate something different, but
everyday is the same. I swear I have faced everybody on pitching staff at least
15 times. I’m just ready to face somebody with a different colored uniform.
I might want to be careful for what I wish for as we open up against
ninth-ranked Virginia and play two very good teams in North Florida and Coastal
Carolina in a tournament at Coastal. I have not gotten to the point where I’m
losing sleep in anticipation, but I’m sure that will start in the upcoming week.
The week itself was a fairly busy one. We started classes last Tuesday for
the spring semester, and no, we are not just now starting classes. We have a
trimester at Elon, which means for the month of January, we have one class three
hours a day. In theory, it keeps students on track to graduate and gives the
non-athlete the chance to study abroad.
One of the biggest non-game days for the Elon program is Picture Day. This
year was no different. It never fails: Some of the upperclassmen will work to
get a laugh out of an underclassman mid-photo. I’m sure there will be a success
in this year’s roster. As for myself, I’ve never been the most photogenic, so
I’m sure this year will be no different. Hopefully, the ladies aren’t holding
their breath in anticipation.
One of the perks of being a fifth-year senior is the light class load. The
only class I really need is Advanced Managerial Finance, but I’m also taking
Baseball Statistics and Personal Selling. I spent most of my time in class this
week writing down different lineups, righty/lefty match-ups, moving guys around
to different positions, accounting for different injury scenarios. You know…the
The season is less than a week away; I’ve been complaining about how long it
has taken to get here, and I’m sure a couple months from now, I’ll be
complaining about where the season has gone.
(photo courtesy of Elon Media Relations Office)