Year Inducted – 2015
Kurt Davidson left North Canton Hoover High School in 2004 and promptly continued to establish the same reputation at the University of Akron becoming a rare three-time All-Mid-American Conference honoree and three-time team MVP for the Zips. Davidson earned first-team All-Federal League honors for the Vikings in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was the Federal League Player of the Year in 2004 and played in the prestigious Mizuno All-Ohio All-Star Baseball Game. Davidson was a three-time MVP at Hoover High School where he graduated as the school’s all-time and single-season home run leader. Davidson’s hitting prowess increased on the collegiate level with the Zips. The catcher-infielder first gained notice as a sophomore in 2006 when he hit .338 and was named to the second team on the All-Mid-American Conference team. Davidson also received the Joe Thomas Award in 2006 as the team’s leader in batting average for the season. Davidson went on to earn first-team berths on the All-Mid-American Conference team in 2007 as a junior and in 2008 as a senior, thus becoming the first player in the University of Akron’s baseball history to be named to three All-MAC teams. Along the way, Davidson was named MAC Player of the Week six times. Davidson finished his career at the University of Akron as the school’s all-time leader in home runs with 41, RBI with 180, at-bats with 807 and total bases with 430. Davidson is second on the University of Akron’s all-time chart with 253 hits and third in doubles with 52. He shares second place on the school’s single-season home run record with 12, which he accomplished as a sophomore in 2006 and senior in 2008. Since ending his productive career at the University of Akron, Davidson coached at the University of Akron for three years and currently is coaching at Walsh University.