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 July 15 is 14-year-old Bryce Robins from Leonia, N.J.
How long have you been playing baseball for?
I've been playing baseball since I was six years old.
Who are your coaches?
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
My favorite thing about IMG Academy is waking up and getting to play baseball for hours on end.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I do what we're taught in mental conditioning – take deep breaths.
What professional athlete inspire you the most?
The professional athlete that inspire me the most is Ken Griffey Jr. because in and out of injuries, he was probably still the best player ever.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
After I win a game, my mom usually takes me to Dairy Queen.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
I want to get better. I love baseball and I just want to keep getting better and better, and this is the place to do it.