Accolade: Callaway, Vann named to Academic All-District Teams

May 15, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 15, 2018) – Tallahassee Community College student-athletes Brandie Callaway and Cole Vann have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 1 Softball and Baseball Teams, respectively, for College Division schools.

Selected by College Sports Information Directors of America, the award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Callaway and Vann were the only representatives from Florida College System Activities Association member schools to make either list in District 1, which also consists of student-athletes from 21 other states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

Brandie CallawayCallaway, a native of Glen St. Mary, Fla., made the all-district team as an outfielder. She appeared in 91 games during her career for Tallahassee, posting a .234 batting average, three home runs and 34 RBI.

A nursing major, Callaway graduated with honors from TCC earlier this month with a 3.94 GPA. As a freshman in 2016-17, she was named All-Academic by both the Panhandle Conference and FCSAA.

For Vann, who made the all-district team as a designated hitter, the Google Cloud academic honor is the latest in a growing list of accolades for the Colquitt, Ga., native and biology major. He has already received the Panhandle Conference’s Buddy Kisner Baseball Scholar-Athlete Award and was a finalist for the FCSAA’s Bill Tuten Scholar-Athlete Award.

Cole Vann in uniformAs a freshman in 2016-17, Vann was selected All-Academic by both the Panhandle Conference and FCSAA.

On the field, he has played in 108 career games and has a .386 batting average, 14 home runs and 99 RBI.

As first-team Academic All-District honorees, both Callaway and Vann advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with honorees to be announced in June.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her current institution and be nominated by his or her sports information director.

For information, contact Rob Chaney at chaneyr@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-6085.