2010 Jostens Trophy Winner
"Blake has been an inspiration to his teammates, peers, and youth ever since he set foot on the Williams campus. He challenges himself and everyone around him to make a difference in the lives of others. I have never met a student-athlete who is more efficient, disciplined, and service oriented than Blake Schultz," said Head Men's Basketball Coach, Mike Maker.
A native of Atherton, Calif., Schultz has been a dominant force on the Eph's basketball team for the last four years. He will graduate in June ranking in the top ten in scoring and rebounding at Williams. This season, the senior forward leads the NESCAC in scoring with 18.6 points per game and is dishing out a team-best 1.6 assists per outing.
A recipient of many athletic accolades over the years, Schultz has been tabbed to the All-NESCAC First Team for two-straight seasons, including being tabbed the 2009-10 NESCAC Player of the year.
In the classroom, Schultz is an Economics/Pre-Med major and sports a 3.29 grade point average. He is a candidate for medical school, but was recently accepted into the Teach for America Program where he will pursue that avenue and delay medical school for two years.
Schultz is the first two-time winner of the Sinc Hart Award for a Williams men's basketball player, who has been a valued good-will ambassador for his sport, College, and community through community service commitments. For three years, he has served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at Williams and has participated in the nationwide Best-Buddies program mentoring mentally challenged youths.
Additionally, Schultz has coordinated Eph team relationships with the local A Better Chance (ABC) program and nearby Berkshire Farm Center (juvenile delinquents in a New York State residence facility), enabling the participants to visit practices and meet and correspond with players. Furthermore, he coordinated free summer basketball camp opportunities for ABC students. Also, he has served as the basketball team's Toys for Tots representative and was the co-organizer for the Williams Basketball Care for Cancer Fundraiser, raising over $12,000.