Akron native and Greensboro Grasshoppers Vice President of Baseball Operations, Katie Dannemiller, was named the 2009 Female Executive of the Year in the South Atlantic League Wednesday.
Dannemiller, who recently wrapped up her 13th season in baseball and stopped by Akron's Canal Park to say hello to old friends, earned the award for the second time in just four seasons with the Grasshoppers.
Prior to joining the Greensboror staff, Dannemiller worked in several capacities in the Cleveland Indians’ minor leagues system.
During Dannemiller's four seasons in Greensboro, the Grasshoppers have consistently ranked in the top 25 teams in Minor League Baseball for attendance.
Additionally, the Hoppers have been the proud recipients of the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award all four seasons since her arrival, while snagging Minor League Baseball’s prestigious Bob Freitas Award during the 2008 season.
The Grasshoppers finished the 2009 season with an attendance of 406, 549 and have welcomed over 2,124, 043 fans to NewBridge Bank Park, drawing over 400,000 fans in each of its first five years at the new downtown ballpark.