Scooter Bynum named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 29, 2014

The day Scooter Bynum of Monroe Catholic High in Fairbanks was named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year he went 3-for-4 with a home run and two triples.

Some guys are just made for stardom.

The senior centerfielder received the award this week as a reward for a super season in which he hit .632 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and 12 runs in eight games.

Bynum is a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball and could play at the college level in any of the three.

In fact, the 6-foot-1 playmaker was also named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in basketball, making him only the fourth player in the 29-year history of the Gatorade award to win baseball and basketball honors the same year.

Bynum graduated last week with a 3.18 GPA and is headed to Arizona Western College this fall on a baseball scholarship.

He is the ninth player with Alaska Baseball Academy ties to be named Gatorade Player of the Year, joining the likes of Chad Nading [2006], Dylan Baker [2010], Adam Manzer [2011] and Zach Ferntheil [2012].

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.