Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Baseball winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of June 24 is 11-year-old Corbin Kinder from Houston, Texas.
How long have you been playing baseball for?
I have been playing baseball since I was four or five years old.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
My favorite thing about IMG Academy is getting to play my sport because the coaches are really good, helpful and knowledgeable so I can learn a lot of things.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
If it's a big game, I'll say a prayer.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
José Altuve on the Astros because unlike most MLB players, he's very small like me. He's probably been told a lot of times that he's too small and never going to make it to the big time but he did.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I like to go eat and celebrate with my teammates.