Troy Shortstop Tyler Vaughn Named To Academic All-District Team

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

TROY, Ala. – Troy University shortstop Tyler Vaughn was selected to the Capital On Academic All-District Team for the third consecutive year, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced.

The Capital One Academic All-District Teams have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Vaughn was included on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team, which will be released on Friday.

Vaughn, a Murphy, N.C., native, graduated this month with a degree in chemistry with a 3.92 grade-point average. He was named 2013 All-Sun Belt First Team, 2013 Capital One Academic All-American First Team and a Brooks Wallace Award Finalist. In 2012, he was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after finishing the week 8-for-10 with three doubles.

To be eligible for academic all-district teams, student-athletes must be starters or important reserves with at least 3.30 cumulative grade point averages. Candidates also must complete at least one full academic year at the nominating institution and be at least sophomores athletically.

Vaughn finished his career with a .302 batting average and struck out just 35 times in 593 at bats.

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