As a junior in high school, Jeff Cote was recruited by a number of colleges. But as an accomplished athlete and serious student, Jeff wanted to attend a college where he could both play baseball competitively and study engineering at a school with a competitive engineering program. This made SUNY New Paltz his first choice.
"New Paltz offers the resources of a division one school," Jeff said.
Now a junior in college, Jeff is an award-winning outfielder for the New Paltz baseball team. He spends the academic year studying engineering and playing for the Hawks and spends his summers playing for local teams.
Jeff is building the foundation for what he hopes to be a career in professional baseball, though that's only half of the picture.
Jeff is just as serious about engineering as he is baseball. He has a near-perfect GPA and spends much of his time in the lab, studying and applying the ideas he is learning in his classes.
He has received numerous awards for both his athletic achievement and academic success, among them, the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference (ECAC) Division III Upstate all-star team, the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award, and is the recipient of an engineering scholarship.
Interests: Baseball, drawing and ceramics, and working out.
Goals: "To play as much baseball as I can and get a degree in engineering to set up a foundation for the best possible future."