Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Donovan Studstill East Coast Canes Titusville FL
High School Greg Clayborne
Position
Primary Position Outfield
Secondary Positions 1B, RF, LF, SP, R, CF
batting
AVG GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB SO OBP% OPS SB CS
Career .471 67 172 35 69 7 2 3 38 - 34 27 - - - -
Season .303 25 66 10 21 - - 1 11 - 12 9 - - - -
team
Wins Losses
24 2
Physical Attributes
Stance Throwing arm Vertical jump Bench Press (max)
L L - -
Baseball Honors

Most Improved Player - Rockledge Varsity 2017

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Rockledge High School
School City
Rockledge
School State
FL
Guidance Counselor
Gail Larson
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
358
School Size
1700
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
111
School Division
2A swimming / 6A baseball
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Business Administration/Management
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Civil Engineering, General
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Mechanical Engineering
Other Academic Information
Graduating with Honors Member of the National Honor Society
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Personal


First Name
Robert
Last Name
Whitaker
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
6'
Weight
180
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Excels in Baseball and Swimming (HS and club teams for both). Works as a beach lifeguard for Brevard County Florida. Volunteers for 'Surfers for Autism'

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I would like to continue playing baseball or continue swimming in college because I enjoy being in shape and living a healthy life. I also enjoy being around a team atmosphere and helping others become better athletes.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

I have not had any direct leadership positions with titles.
In swimming, I was cheering for my teammates at the pool’s edge, and I when I swam faster, others did as well. We were all able to better our times during the last three weeks of the season, just by leading each other to the finish.
In baseball, I also lead by example, so when I am hitting well, my teammates do. I also cheer from the field when on defense and from the dugout when others are hitting.
As a lifeguard, I feel that others see me as a leader, due to the position, and come to me for help when needed.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

I was accepted into UNF’s Healthy Osprey Living-Learning Community. I will be living in a dorm with other students who are also choosing to make healthy choices, as this environment has an objective “to enhance learning potential and academic success through a community that facilitates optimal health.” I wanted to continue what I started as a state level swimmer, Varsity baseball player, and lifeguard, and make healthy choices while in college. I feel that this choice will also help me academically, mentally, and socially.
I also have applied to the NROTC College Program. I feel that combining this opportunity with my Mechanical Engineering interest as well as the Healthy Osprey choice, will allow me to obtain an enormous amount of related experience in the engineering field and potentially come back to the Space Coast to work in my field.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

City of Cocoa Beach Pool Lifeguard, May 2016 – August 2016: I was a typical pool lifeguard with no medicals or rescues.
Brevard County Ocean Rescue Lifeguard, May 2017 – August 2017: I had to help with a good amount of minor medicals (scrapes, cuts, bruises, etc.), one major medical (stingray), and a missing child in my zone.
I assisted at Space Coast Iceplex in Rockledge when the wife of a man came up to me and asked for help. The man was in his late twenties, and he had fallen backwards on the ice and had a concussion. He told us that this was his second time hitting his head, so another lifeguard friend and I kept him still until the paramedics arrived.
• Surfers for Autism: Surfers for Autism was one of my favorite events to volunteer for because I enjoy being with these kids and in an environment that I love. I was able to bring in my skills as a state level swimmer and beach lifeguard to watch and protect the kid and others. The most rewarding part of this experience was helping a girl surf who was not only autistic, but she was blind and partially deaf.
• Our Saviour’s Catholic School: I helped by setting up and working the Cuban booth and lemonade booth at their Fair and by directing cars to park for the NKF Surf Festival at the Cocoa Beach Pier.
• Beachside Little League: I helped by lining the fields before games and working the scoreboard during the games at Hedgecock Field.
• Space Coast Little League: I helped by teaching younger kids in coach pitch and minors how to throw, catch, bat, and field balls.
• Barrier Island Pet Store: I helped by cleaning fish tanks, small animal cages, and the store itself.
These are all important to me because I enjoy being in the water and helping kids swim and surf. I also enjoy baseball so helping coaches and kids is just something I like to do.

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Blog Posts


Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K
December 9, 2017
11-23-17 Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K: Robby ran a 5K on Thanksgiving morning. His time was 22:47.73. He came in 68th place overall (male and female) out of 1826 participants and 14th place in his...
Stetson University’s Hatters Skills Camp
November 7, 2017
11-05-17: Robby participated in Stetson University’s Hatters Skills Camp. He was able to show his skills doing the 60-yard dash, running drills from first base, live hitting in the turtle, and...
Last Two Fall Ball Baseball Games and a Showcase
November 1, 2017
10-26-17: Second to last fall baseball home game RHS vs Merritt Island: Robby played LF and RF, with a nice catch in RF. He pitched one inning with no runs scored and F9, grounder 1-2, hit to LF,...
Fall Ball Season Highlights
October 26, 2017
10-25-17: Third fall baseball home game RHS vs Satellite: Robby played LF and RF for a few innings and pitched one inning, with one hit, two grounders, one strikeout looking, and two strikeouts...
First Rockledge Swim Meet
August 28, 2017
On August 24, we had our first swim meet of the season. I swam the 50 back leg of the 200 Medley Relay, the 100 Free, the starting spot 50 leg of the 200 Free Relay, and the 100 Back. Our relays...
2017 Florida Top Prospect Showcase
August 28, 2017
On August 12-13, I participated in the Perfect Game 2017 Florida Top Prospect Showcase. I went two for six batting, with a line drive single to left center field, and a double down the left field...
Perfect Game Showcase June17-18
June 19, 2017
Went to the Perfect Game Academic National Showcase June 17-18. Batted .600 , pitched 2 scoreless innings and played 1B and Outfield with no errors.
Busy Memorial Day Weekend!
June 2, 2017
I had a busy Memorial Day weekend! I swam for my Club team at Indian River State college. I got a personal best in the 100 meter fly (long course). The same day, I played for my travel baseball...