Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Student from Japan brings his love of baseball to Douglas College

                                                                 David Denofreo Photo
Getting recruited for Douglas College’s baseball team was like hitting a home run for Naoaki Ito.

Growing up in Japan, a country that loves the sport, Naoaki dreamed of playing in North America. After all, it’s the home of all his favourite Major League players.

“Getting to play here is great. Baseball’s always been my passion,” he says.

Off the field, Naoaki is taking Sport Science classes at Douglas.

“I really like the program. A lot of the instructors played sports in high school or college so they’re more understanding of student athletes like me.”

After Douglas, he plans to transfer to university, earn a kinesiology degree and launch his career.

Learn more about the Sport Science program on the Douglas College website.