Varsity Athletics


Four BW Student-Athletes Selected to CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV Team

Tanya Davis

Katrina Resek

Sarah Baker

Brendan Toughey

BEREA, OHIO Ė  Four Baldwin Wallace University student-athletes, softball players Tanya Davis (Hinckley/ Medina Highland), Katrina Resek (Strongsville) and Sarah Baker (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) and baseball player Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Josephs Collegiate), have been named to the 2011 CoSIDA/ CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV team for their efforts in the classroom and on the field. Davis, who was named as a third-team Academic All-American a year ago and was a first-team selection for the third straight year, moves on the CoSIDA/ CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot for the second straight year.

Davis, a senior who carries a 3.93 grade point average in athletic training, is the lone first-team selection. Resek, Baker and Toughey were all named as third-team All-District choices. Only the first-team selections advance to the national ballot.

Davis, who is a three-time All-OAC and two-time All-Central Region player hopes to continue an illustrious career. She, Resek and Baker have helped the Yellow Jackets compile a 27-9 overall record and this weekend led BW to its first-ever OAC Tournament title. They currently await word from the NCAA Division III National Selection Committee to see if they will receive an At-Large berth in this weekís Division III National Tournament.

Individually this season, Davis is batting .353  (41-for-116) with 28 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, four homers, a team-leading 27 RBI and eight stolen bases in nine attempts. In the 18 OAC regular season games, Davis batted .328 with five doubles, one triple, three homeruns, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored and one stolen base. For her career, Davis has a .393 batting average (203-for-516) to rank second all-time. She is first all-time with 51 doubles, 512 at-bats and 144 RBI.  Davis also is second all-time with 203 hits and 137 in runs scored, third with 20 homers, fifth with 34 steals and sixth with seven triples.

In the classroom, Davis is a Deanís List student who is a member of the Alpha Lamda, Dayton C. Miller and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies. She was tabbed this year as the OACís female Clyde Lamb Award winner for BW. The award is symbolic of the schoolís Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete. She also is a member of COAST, a student athletic training organization and is a Jacket Scholar.

Resek, who carries a 3.61 grade average in sports medicine and exercise science and hopes to pursue a career in cardiac health rehabilitation, is a four-year starter who began her career as a shortstop for the first two seasons and has played first base the past two seasons.  The Deanís List students who is a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies, had her best season as a colegian this spring by batting a career-high .328 (42-for-128) with 29 runs scored, three doubles, a homer, 14 RBI, a team-leading 16 stolen bases in 18 atempts and an outstanding and team-leading .997 fielding average.

For her career, Resek has a .312 batting average (159-for-510) with 98 runs scored, 20 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 69 RBI and 42 stolen bases. She has four straight seasons of hitting .302 or better. Her 510 at-bats ranks second all-time, the 42 steals are third, the seven triples tie Davis for sixth, the 98 runs scored and 159 base hits rank seventh and her seven homers are 10th.

Baker, who carries a 3.31 grade average in early childhood education, is a member of the Deanís List and both Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies.  This season, she made the Academic All-District team as a pitcher, but has combined her solid pitching ability by playing more in the outfield. In 11 appearances, including nine starting assignments, Baker has a 6-4 record with a 3.04 earned run average with 22 strikeouts in 50 and two-third innings pitched.

In just three seasons, Baker is among BWís all-time best hurlers. She has a 37-23 career record with a 2.43 ERA in 66 appearances, including 55 starts. Baker has 41 complete games, 10 total shutouts, including eight individually.She has struck out 175 batters in 369 and one-third innings. Her 37 wins rank second all-time, the 369 and one-third innings pitched rank fourth, the 41 complete games and 10 shutouts rank fifth, the 175 strikeouts are sixth and her 2.43 ERA is ninth.

Toughey, who carries a 3.93 grade point average in business administration and accounting and will earn a Masterís degree at BW in its 3:2 Masterís of Accounting Program, started in the outfield for the 17-17 overall Yellow Jackets. Despite missing 11 games due to an injury, he batted .295 (23-for-78) with 18 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, one homerun, 11 RBI and seven steals in seven attempts.  In the classroom, he is a Deanís List student, a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar.

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