Cameron Gingerich

Hometown

Riverside, Iowa

The Story

WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Where Are They Now is a podcast series featuring Dordt’s alumni student-athletes. On this episode, Christian Zylstra interviews Cameron Gingerich, a 2017 graduate of Dordt College. Gingerich was the starting shortstop for Defender baseball for four years and ended his career as the program’s all-time hits leader with 211 hits in his four-year career. He now works for a pig farming operation as a finishing manager. Below are some of Gingerich’s quotes from the interview.

On why he chose Dordt

"I actually had a brother go to Dordt to study agriculture...so I thought I would try it out and went on a visit and I really liked it."

On choosing his major

"In high school, I actually didn't have a job, I just worked on the farm. I was a little different than my brothers. They always got off-farm jobs, but I came home after school and did the chores. Farm life is kinda all I knew. Going into college, I wasn't sure if I wanted to do agriculture, I wasn't sure if I wanted to do business. The main thing was to play baseball. When I got to Dordt, they had a really good ag program. As soon as I started studying agriculture, my freshman year, I knew I wanted to do something in ag."

On what sticks out to him about Dordt

"Just being with friends in that social community. I had some roommates that were baseball players, some that were ag guys, some that were business or engineers. I really got a well-rounded group of friends. We were pretty close. Just hanging out with each other and doing life together in college--that's probably the best part."

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