Baldwin Wallace University Junior Baseball Standout Brendan Toughey Named CAPITAL ONE Academic All-American
BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University junior baseball student-athlete and outfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate) has been named as a second-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-American. He was a key player who helped the Yellow Jackets set a school record with 27 victories and compiled a 27-13 overall record.
Toughey, who carries a 3.94 grade point average in BW's 3:2 Master's of Accounting Program, was a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 selection and an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference pick.
Toughey played in and started all 40 games, was second on the team in batting average (.377/ 57-for-151) and doubles (10). He also set a school single-season record for runs scored (53), led the team in base hits (57), walks drawn (21), stolen bases (23-for-23) and on-base average (.458). For his career, Toughey is hitting .326 (95-for-291) with 87 runs scored, 18 doubles, two triples, a homerun, 37 RBI and is a perfect 34-for-34 in stolen base attempts. For his efforts this season, he was named second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference.
In addition, Toughey is a Dean's List student, member of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. At this spring's Student-Athlete Awards Luncheon, he received a "Leadership Award" for having the Highes Grade Point Average on the baseball team. He also is an officer for the BW Accounting Association.
“Brendan is an outstanding student first and baseball player second," said second-year Head Coach Brian Harrison. "He definitely has his priorities in the right places. In addition, Brendan is a leader in the classroom, on the baseball field and on our campus. He is an excellent role model for our younger student-athletes to emulate.
"This season, Brendan played a significant role in our success of setting the school-record for wins in a season,” said Harrison. “He has outstanding talent and desire. Brendan is both a good hitter who has excellent speed, and he is an asset on defense. We look forward to having him back next spring.”