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Cate Evans


Caiden Baxter is originally from Southwest Michigan. He endured a spinal cord injury at the age of 15, leaving him with partial paralysis from the waist down. He began an intensive studies program through Andrew’s University shortly before his injury, and continued to excel in his high school studies after. He was originally introduced to adaptive sports a year post-injury, but did not begin playing wheelchair tennis until shortly before his time at Michigan beginning in the fall of 2019.

Junior Year

  • University of Michigan Wheelchair Tennis varsity team

  • Collegiate Nationals with a team and personal season finish o f4th in the nation

  • PTR Hilton Head Championship: Singles quarter-finalist

  • Alabama Open: Quarter-finalist

  • UH Cougar Open: Doubles quarter-finalist; Singles semi-finalist

  • Music City Classic: A singles; A doubles

Sophomore Year

  • University of Michigan Wheelchair Tennis varsity team

  • Season cut short due to covid-19

  • Made it to Collegiate Nationals with a team season finish of 2nd in the nation

  • 2021 Music City Classic: Doubles quarter-finalist

  • 2021 Midwest Championship: Doubles semi-finalist; Singles quarter-finalist

  • 2021 Cincinnati Open: Singles Finalist; Doubles Champion

Freshman Year

  • University of Michigan Wheelchair Tennis varsity team

  • 2019 Cincinnati Open: Doubles Champion; Singles Champion

  • Attended the 2019 All Comers Camp at Purdue University, IN


  • Has competed in various athletics since the age of 3

  • High school varsity Baseball

  • 2017 - 2019 Played with the River City Rollers (Basketball), South Bend, IN

  • Attended the 2020 All Comers Camp at Salt Lake City, UT

Academic Career

  • Graduated with Honors holding a 4.112 GPA from Niles High School

  • Top Ten Graduate, National Board Scholar

  • Finished high school career with 68 college credit/hours completed

  • Graduated from Berrien RESA Mathematics & Science Center at Andrew’s University

  • Presented and Published Synthesis and Anticancer Activities of Fluorinated a-Cyanostilbenes in 2019

  • Neilson Scholar at University of Michigan

  • Currently enrolled at University of Michigan studying Communications


  • Native of Niles, Michigan

  • T12 Spinal Cord Injury in 2016

  • Avid Jesus follower; Granger Community Church, Granger, IN

Cate Evans
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