Brendan Toughey

2 Brendan Toughey

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  • Hometown:
    East Amherst, N.Y.
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    St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
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SPORTS PLAYED AT BW (YEARS AND LETTERS WON): As a junior in 2012, Brendan competed in his third season of baseball and earned his third varsity letter.

ACADEMIC HONORS: Brendan is an outstanding student who carries a 3.94 grade average. He is a Dean's List student, Alpha Lambda Honor Society member and a Jacket Scholar. Brendan has also earned The Guy Fisher Award Academic Award of Excellence, twice following both his sophomore and junior years. This award is given to the baseball student-athlete who has the highest grade point average among major contributors to the program during a given season.

As a junior in 2012, Brendan was named as a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-American and All-District XII student-athlete as well as an Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection. Brendan also was honored at the 2011-12 B-W Student-Athlete & Faculty Recognition Luncheon, for having the Highest Grade Point Average on the baseball team.

As a sophomore in 2011, he was named as a third-team CoSIDA/ CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV player and as a honorable mention Academic All-OAC student-athlete.

ATHLETIC HONORS: As a junior in 2012, Brendan was named as a second-team All-OAC player and as a third-team Division III All-Mideast Region selection by the web site. As a sophomore in 2011, Brendan was named as the "Yellow Jacket Award" recipient. The Yellow Jacket Award is given annually to the exemplary baseball student-athlete who has demonstrated a year-round dedication to the team by displaying a positive attitude toward the game and his teammates and showing a strong work ethic and a style of unselfish play and leadership.

GENERAL BASEBALL INFORMATION: Brendan has had a solid baseball career thus far. B-W has recorded a 56-53-1 record during his first three seasons in the Brown & Gold. For his career, Brendan 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. Historically, Brendan holds or is tied with for two records in BW history. He is tied for the best stolen base percentage in a single season (23-for-23, 100%) and has scored the most runs in a single season (53), in Baldwin Wallace University history.

As a freshman in 2010, Brendan played in his first season of baseball and earned his first varsity letter.  He appeared in 27 games, starting 18 of them, all in the outfield.  Brendan hit .242 (15-for-62) with five doubles, seven runs batted-in and 16 runs scored.  He also stole four bases. B-W finished at 12-23-1.

As a sophomore in 2011, Brendan started in the outfield and earned his second letter.  He appeared in 23 games, starting 22, but missed 11 games due to an injury to start the season.  Brendan was third on the team in hitting with a .295 average, three doubles, one homerun, 18 runs scored, 11 RBI, a team-leading 13 walks and was seven-of-seven in stolen bases.  Brendan won the Yellow-Jacket Award, recognizing the individual whom displays excellence on and off the field.  B-W finished 17-17.  For his efforts in the classroom, Brendan was named as a third-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV student-athlete and as an honorable mention Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference choice.

As a junior in 2012, Brendan played his third season of baseball and earned his third letter.  He started in leftfield. Individually, Brendan appeared and started in 40 games, had a .377 batting average (57-for-151), 10 doubles, 19 RBI, and a team-high and school single-season record 53 runs scored. Brendan also led the team in walks drawn with 21 and was a perfect 23-for-23 in stolen bases. B-W set a school-record with 27 wins and had a 27-13 record. For his efforts on the field, Brendan was named second-team All-OAC and third-team Division III All-Mideast Region by the web site. For his efforts both on the field and in the classroom, he was a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District VII and All-American student-athlete and an Academic All-OAC pick.

DO YOU BELONG TO ANY OTHER CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS AT BW: Brendan is a member of the B-W Accounting Association (Vice Chair of the Board).


HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED: St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute

NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE: Monsignor Martin Athletic Association

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PLAYED (YEARS & LETTERS EARNED): Brendan played four years of baseball and golf. He earned two varsity letters in baseball and three in golf.

HIGH SCHOOL HONORS, SPECIFY SPORT & YEAR: (ALL-CONFERENCE, DISTRICT,  ETC.): Brendan was nominated for the All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete in baseball and golf as a senior.  He was co-captain in baseball and qualified for the New York State High School Golf Championship as a senior. Brendan was a finalist for St. Joseph's Senior-of-the-Year. Statistically in baseball, Brendan hit .370 with an on-base percentage of .650 and was 26-for-26 in stolen bases. He led his team in runs scored and OBP for two years.