Serra junior Drew Dowd has committed to play baseball for Stanford University. Drew accepted a scholarship offer from the Cardinal after also considering offers from Duke, Arizona, TCU, Santa Clara and Arkansas. In addition to being named an All-WCAL pitcher last year as a sophomore, Drew also stands out in the classroom. Holding a 4.52 weighted GPA, Drew has flourished academically at Serra. He is taking a course load this semester that includes AP chemistry, AP US history, honors algebra II/trigonometry and honors Spanish 5.
Drew has long been interested in attending Serra, starting in his days as an elementary schooler at Serra's neighbor, The Carey School. Drew would peer through the schoolyard fence and dream of the day that he would don the varsity blue and gold while taking the mound for the Padres. That day came on April 14 of last year, when Drew was called up to varsity and pitched two sterling innings of relief against Carlmont. He continued to impress throughout the rest of his sophomore season, finishing the year with a 1.88 varsity ERA and 36 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched.
Drew was drawn to Stanford's combination of Pac-12 baseball and elite academics. He plans to focus on business as an undergraduate. "Without the help of my family, friends, coaches and teachers I would not be where I am now, on or off the field," reflected Drew. "When I was young, I would have never thought I would be at the academic or athletic level to even be considering Division 1 baseball, especially at a place like Stanford. I couldn't be more grateful and happy with my experience at Serra so far. I'm looking forward to the next two years wearing the blue and gold!"
We are proud of Drew's accomplishments and wish him well at Stanford University.