Alumnus Steven Wells ’17 was an honored guest at the 114th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet at the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill on Jan. 15. The baseball standout at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) sat at the head table with notable athletes such as the Philadelphia Phillies’ Rhys Hoskins and the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry.
Wells played in 134 games for the Rams from 2015-17. He totaled 139 hits with 62 extra-base hits, including 29 home runs. He knocked in 99 runs batted in across his three-year career and finished with a .310 career batting average.
Nationally, he was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association DII All-American Third Team. He also garnered the regional honors of the American Baseball Coaches Association DII All-East Region Player of the Year and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association DII All-East Region Player of the Year.
At a conference level in 2017, Wells was named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Year and to the All-CACC First Team. He finished first in the conference in total bases (115) and slugging percentage (.706); second in home runs (14) and on-base percentage (.465); third in runs scored (46); fourth in walks (31); fifth in batting average (.350); sixth in RBI (37) and doubles (12); and seventh in hits (57).
He graduated from Jefferson in December with a degree in construction management.