Getting to know… Alex Kramer Junior Baseball Player

Getting to know... Alex Kramer Junior Baseball Player

Q. What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

A. I knew that I wanted to go to a smaller school. I had heard of King’s College originally from a high school football teammate, and learned about Wilkes shortly after I researched King’s. Wilkes seemed to have everything that I was looking for academically, as well athletically. I also love the location of the campus right on the river, surrounded by the mountains.

Q. Post Graduation Plans in terms of a Career?

A. Ideally, I would like to work in the front office of a professional sports team as a marketing director.

Q. What are your hopes for your 2016 season as a Colonel?

A. On a personal level, I want to see the hard work I have been putting in for the past few years pay off on the field. I want to really feel like I played a significant role on a successful team.

Q. When/Why did you first begin playing baseball?

A. I began playing baseball when I was 5 years old, and it has remained my favorite sport ever since the first time I stepped on the field. Many of my Little League years, I was lucky enough to have my Dad be my coach.

Q. If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Baseball Program that you could improve, what would it be?

A. In a perfect world with an unlimited budget, I think that team apparel would be what I would improve. When college kids return home during intersession, 90% of the clothes they wear are their school/ school teams’ apparel. I think that if it were possible that we could get more items, it would go a long way in terms of advertising Wilkes University and Wilkes Baseball when we are visiting our home towns.

Q. Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?

A. During the summer, or anytime it is warm, I like to go fishing with some of my friends at home.

Q. Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?

A. I would say my Dad is the most influential person in my life. I have not just learned lessons from him regarding how to take care of one’s family, but I’ve also learned from him things in the business world as well. I would say that one of my Dad’s greatest attributes is his ability to connect with people. He has shown me that it is important to connect with those around you in the workplace, because everyone remembers the guy that always had a good conversation up his sleeve.

Q. A quote you live your life by?

A. A quote that I live my life by is “What is the face of a coward? The back of his head as he runs from battle”, said by Frank Underwood in an episode of House of Cards.

Q.What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

A. The term “Be Colonel”, to me, means exactly what it says. Be Colonel. Be THE Colonel. Wherever you go, be it inside your residence hall or in your basement at home, you are the representation of the entire campus, staff, and student body of Wilkes University.

Q. If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

A. I would love to have dinner with Henry Ford or John D. Rockefeller, pretty much any one of the giant business moguls from early American history. As an aspiring businessman, I would love the opportunity to speak with them about the processes they used in the rise of their power, and how I could simplify those large scale plans down into more manageable, practical uses in my own endeavors.