Senior bios: Niles’ Drew Gourlay

Drew Gourlay is a senior on the Niles baseball team.

Activities: Soccer, football, bowling, baseball, National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa (Lake Michigan College).

Hobbies: Playing sports, hanging out with my friends and family, playing games and doing math.

My favorite baseball memory: Beating Dowagiac in the first round of districts at Dowagiac.

Future plans: Attend the University of Michigan to study engineering.

Awards/accomplishments: Individual Academic All-State baseball (junior and senior year), Individual Academic-All State football, All-Conference (soccer), All-District (soccer), Team Academic All-State (baseball), Team Academic All-State Honorable Mention (football, soccer), Team Academic All-State (soccer), first team All-Conference Bowling (junior, senior), conference champions (bowling), All-Regional team (bowling), individual state qualifier (bowling).

Advice to underclassmen: Work hard, get involved at school and don’t be afraid to lead instead of follow.

How have your been making the best of being quarantined? I kept working hard in all of my college and high school classes in order to finish strong. My family did a lot of puzzles and played several games.

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