Baldwin Wallace Brendan Toughey Named CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District
BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate) has been selected as a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 baseball student-athlete. He now qualifies for the CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot.
To become a CAPITAL ONE nominee, a student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 grade point average, be a key starter or reserve and play in at least 50 percent of his team’s games. A first-team All-District team is selected by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) from each of the eight CoSIDA districts and those student-athletes then advance to a national Academic All-America ballot. BW is an NCAA Division III school and located in District VII.
Toughey, a member of BW’s 3:2 Master’s of Accounting Program with an outstanding 3.94 grade point average, is one of the best outfielders in the Ohio Athletic Conference and Mideast Region of Division III. He helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to a school-record 27 victories and a 27-13 overall record.
This season, Toughey played in and started all 40 games, was second on the team with a .377 batting average (57-for-151) and doubles (10), led the team in base hits (57), runs scored (53), 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.
Academically, Toughey is a Dean’s List student who is a member of the Alpha Lambda, and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. He also is the Vice Chair of the BW Accounting Association.
“This is an outstanding honor for an extremely deserving student-athlete,” said second-year Head Coach Brian Harrison. “Brendan is a role model for our other student-athletes."
“He is a leader both on campus and on our baseball team,” continued Harrison. “He comes to practice or games every day with the thought process of how hard can I work to help my team and what can I do to make my team and my teammates better. He is an excellent young man who exemplifies the philosophy of the Division III student-athlete. We are very proud of Brendan.”
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