Carrollton, GA - For a student-athlete at UWG to earn the title Mr. Wolf, he must bring an impressive resume to the table. That includes excellence on the field, in the classroom, and a record of service in the community and on campus.
Cade Marlowe meets or exceeds all of the above. As a result, the West Georgia Wolves’ junior center fielder was named Mr. Wolf at last month’s annual Westpy Award celebration at UWG.
First, on the field, Marlowe was a driving force for the Wolves’ run to a 32-18 record this spring. He led the team in batting with a mark of .366. He also had 19 extra base hits, drove in 50 runs, and blistered the base paths with 24 steals on 29 attempts. Defensively, Marlowe also excelled: 121 total chances and only one error on the season.
This combination led to Marlowe being named a first team member of the All-Gulf South Conference Team. Also, he was chosen a second team All-Region performer by two different organizations.
Academically, Marlowe has been just as good, if not better, than on the field. He finished the spring semester with an overall collegiate grade point average of 3.84 while majoring in Biology. He is now a three-time member of the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll, and is a candidate for this year’s Academic All-Gulf South Conference Team that will be announced next week.
Marlowe’s community service accomplishments are also noteworthy. He was a part of the contingent of student-athletes who participated in the Wolves Helping Others program’s annual Read Across American effort. Marlowe joined fellow UWG performers in traveling to local elementary schools to read to-and-with school children during the annual observance.
Also, Marlowe was among the team leaders in the UWG Baseball’s annual drive to feed the hungry at holiday time. Each year a contingent of Wolves travel to the Carrollton Kroger to shop, and then to deliver food to underprivileged families to put Thanksgiving dinner on the table in home where there might have been no turkey and fixings without UWG Baseball.
When the Westpy Awards debuted in 2014 organizers wanted Mr. Wolf to be award for excellence, an award for someone who well above-and-beyond the norm. In Cade Marlowe, UWG has exactly that in 2018.