Bates to Run with Baldwin Wallace University


Benjamin Logan standout athlete, Georgia Bates officially committed to Baldwin Wallace University, marking a significant milestone in her academic and athletic journey.
Bates, a talented track and cross-country runner, chose Baldwin Wallace for its esteemed NCAA Division III program and strong academic offerings in Exercise Science and Nutrition.

The runner, alongside her family, friends, and coaches, celebrated as she signed her commitment to Baldwin Wallace University, solidifying her place in their track and cross-country program. With unwavering support from her parents, Brad and Mikki Bates, and guidance from her high school coaches Mike Coder and Scott Wenger, Georgia is poised to thrive at the collegiate level.

Baldwin Wallace University, in Berea, Ohio, boasts a renowned athletics program and a commitment to academic excellence. Bates’ decision to join the Yellow Jackets was influenced by the university’s exceptional athletic and academic resources, which she believes will contribute to her growth as a student and an athlete.

Reflecting on her decision, Bates expressed, “Baldwin Wallace University offers the perfect blend of athletic and academic opportunities. I am confident that their programs will help me elevate my performance on the track while also preparing me for my future career in operating a personal training business.”

In addition to Baldwin Wallace University, Bates considered several other colleges, including Tiffin, Findlay, Otterbein, and Ashland. However, after careful consideration, she determined that Baldwin Wallace University was the ideal fit for her aspirations and goals.

Looking ahead, Bates set ambitious goals for her collegiate career. She aims to excel academically and athletically, striving to become an All-American in track and achieve a remarkable 2:05 time in the 800-meter run. With her relentless work ethic and determination, Bates is poised to leave a lasting impact on the track and in the classroom.

“I am ready to immerse myself in the collegiate experience and embrace the challenges and opportunities that come with competing at the next level,” Bates remarked. “I am committed to giving my all and representing Baldwin Wallace University with pride and determination.”