High School (Pinnacle): Lettered three years in baseball...played summer ball for the Arizona Diamondbacks scout team, coached by Joe Lefebre...helped lead Pinnacle to regional title as a junior and state semifinals as a senior...high school baseball coach was Jay Thomas...AIA scholar athlete award winner.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30, the Knights ... born September 27, 1987 in Scottsdale, Ariz. ...brother, Gary (20), will also be a freshman at the Academy and is also on the baseball team... played guitar in a band back in Scottsdale, still continues to write music and play while at the Academy ... also has a younger sister Kristina (15)...son of Blake and Pam Whiteman.
Why I came to the Academy: "I decided to attend the Air Force Academy because I want to make the most of my life, while at the same time ensuring the safety of my children, and their children, etc. I believe we only get one chance to do something with our lives, and the opportunity to come to the Academy was that chance."
My Plans for the Future: "I hope to get through the four years I have here with a respectable GPA, along with an education that can take me where I want to go in life. As of right now, medical school and orthopedic surgery would be ideal."