Steve Tretter was the leading hitter for the York College baseball team last season. In addition to his .305 batting average in his second year as a starter, he led the team in hits, triples, homers, total bases, slugging percentage and was among the top three on the team in doubles, RBI and walks. Maybe it’s the training he’s received from his scholastic and collegiate coaches that leads Tretter, this week’s INTRODUCING … featured student-athlete, to enjoy the simple things and strive to work hard and be dedicated to his craft.
Briefly, what is your background in the sport you play? I have been playing baseball ever since I can remember. I’ve had a few injuries and bumps in the road along the way, but I’m about to finish my final collegiate season.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? Dual Degree: Accounting and Finance. Ethics. It is always important to be ethical and honest.
What is your favorite spot on campus? I enjoy being at Jacquet Field (baseball facility). It provides me with an escape from this busy and fast paced life of a college student.
Outside of our home and campus, where is your favorite place to visit? I like the beach. I like the scenery it provides.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during our collegiate athletic career. Hitting my first collegiate home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th against Mary Washington with my entire family in the crowd was a very exciting moment for me.
What is the most important societal issue facing college students? I guess I would say the economy is the most important issue. Going to school for four years and then not being able to find a job is a little uneasy.
If you could change any one item in the world (in your personal life, school, community, amateur or professional sports, nation/international issue, etc.)? I would change the system for overpaid professional athletes when there are people struggling to make ends meet.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? Other than my family members, I would say my coaches, both high school and college. They have taught me to work hard, be dedicated and make a difference.
What is our favorite form of entertainment? Anything involving hanging out with friends. I like to be out and about as much as I can.
What is your favorite source of information (TV, book, magazine, website, friends in dining hall, etc.)? TV. I watch TV for just about everything. Normally ESPN.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? Cherish every moment of your education. Learn as much as you can and more importantly, enjoy being a kid while your can because before you know it, its over.
Name three (3)
people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you’d like to
have dinner with?
Ted Williams - the stories he would be able to tell me from his life would be very entertaining to hear.
Tiger Woods - anyone who has been successful as himself would be cool to meet (despite recent findings).
Selena Gomez - enough said.