Contestants Named for the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby

First Pitch 7:30 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 3, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha (Neb.)

Event to air on ESPN Thursday, July 4, 8 p.m. EDT

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OMAHA, Neb.--()--TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) is pleased to announce that the following collegiate baseball players will travel to Omaha, Neb. to compete in the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby:

  • Matt Gonzalez – a freshman from Georgia Tech University, who finished the season with 3 home runs and 37 RBI. His 17-game hitting streak was his team’s second longest this year. He was named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
  • DJ Stewart – a freshman from Florida State University, who finished the season with 5 home runs and 59 RBI. He was named to the All-ACC second team and the All-ACC tournament team. He was named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team, as selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and as a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA.
  • Kenny Towns – a sophomore from the University of Virginia, who hit 7 home runs and 44 RBI. He hit his first career walk-off home run against Florida State in the all-ACC tournament and was named to the Charlottesville All-Regional team.
  • Bo Thompson – a sophomore from the Citadel who finished the season with 14 home runs and 52 RBI. He was named second team All-Southern Conference and named to the Southern Conference All-Tournament team after helping the Bulldogs reach the championship game.
  • Michael Aquino – a junior from Rice University, who led the Owls in slugging percentage (.509), total bases (126), RBI (43) and sharing the team lead in home runs (9). He was named to the All-Conference USA second team.
  • Caleb Adams – a sophomore from Louisiana-Lafayette University, who finished the year with a team-leading 16 home runs and 55 RBI. He led the Ragin’ Cajuns with 15 multi-RBI games and was named second team All-Sun Belt Conference.
  • Garrett Boulware – a sophomore from Clemson University, who finished the year with 8 home runs and 45 RBI. He led the Tigers in home runs, RBI, total bases (108) and slugging percentage (.476). He was a Gregg Olson Award semifinalist, a Johnny Bench Award Watch List member and won the Mitchell Award, given annually to the team’s most valuable player.
  • Joey Pankake – a sophomore from South Carolina University, who finished the year with 11 home runs and 42 RBI. He was named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and SEC Player of the Week for the week of March 4-10, 2013 after belting 4 home runs, scoring 7 runs and driving in 9 runs for the Gamecocks in 5 games.

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Contacts

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Kim Hillyer, 402-574-6523
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
kim.hillyer@tdameritrade.com

Release Summary

Eight college baseball players will participate in the 2013 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.

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Contacts

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Kim Hillyer, 402-574-6523
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
kim.hillyer@tdameritrade.com