9 Brooks Kennedy
9 - Brooks Kennedy
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: South Mecklenberg HS
Previous College: Univ. of North Carolina
Position: OF
Major: Finance
Bats/Throws: L/R

FMU:  Returning starter....PBC second-team All-Conference 2016....NCBWA first-team All-Region 2016....D2SIDA second-team All-Region 2016....Led team in hitting (.397), on-base percentage (.460) and OPS (.999) in 2016....17 multi-hit and 9 multi-RBI games....23-game hitting streak....28-game streak of safely reaching base....Started games at shortstop (22), second base (13), third base (1), and DH (1)....NCAA II rankings: 70th in batting average, 152nd in OB%....Comes to FMU after playing one year for the University of North Carolina....A scrappy left-handed batter....Base-stealing threat....Has a chance to contribute immediately....Played for CPL's Gastonia Grizzlies in 2015....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2017, 2018....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (spring, fall)....UNC: Batted .286 in 2015 while playing in 19 games (two starts)....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2017-18.

PERSONAL: Born Brooks K. Kennedy in Birmingham, Ala....A product of South Mecklenburg High School, where he played under the direction of coach Jon Tuscan.....Led squad to the 2013 NCHSAA 4A state championship and a 27-8 record....All-American honorable mention in 2014 by Perfect Game, and was a second-team All-Atlantic Region selection.....2-time All-Conference....Former Charlotte Player of the Year.....4-year letterman.....Ranked No.3 shortstop and No.16 overall player in North carolina by Perfect Game (No.81 shortstop nationwide).....Also played summer ball for South Charlotte Panthers....Nickname is BK.

PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Pro ball player....Favorite Superhero when growing up: Power Rangers....Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter....Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees....Favorite Movie: Dumb and Dumber....Favorite TV Show: Friends....Favorite Food: Steak....Favorite Vacation Spot: Greece....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Tennis....Favorite Website (outside social media): YouTube....Favorite Social Media Site: Instagram....Twitter Handle: brookskennedy7....Instagram Account: brooks_kennedy5 ....Your Motivation Music: Hip Hop....Favorite Thing About FMU: School of Business is incredible....Favorite Off-Field Activity: Bass fishing....Goals for Upcoming Season: Make and win the NCAA regional....Hobbies: Fishing, reading, video games....Interesting Notes: I love Jesus....Brush With Greatness: Every team/school I've been on since 12 years old has won a championship of some sort; Want to finish my college career with the same accomplishment.