Brady Bramlett Enters University's Hall of Fame
March 15, 2016
OXFORD, Miss. - Brady Bramlett, a Bartlett, Tennessee native, has been a go-to guy on the mound for the Ole Miss baseball team the past two seasons. He is a standout student-athlete who excels on and off the field and can now add another accolade to his already impressive list.
Earlier this month, Bramlett was selected to the University of Mississippi's 2015-16 Hall of Fame. Only 10 seniors were inducted into this year's Hall of Fame, showing the prestige of one of the university's greatest honors.
"Being a part of the Hall of Fame is a huge honor," Bramlett explained. "I just try to do things the right way and be excellent in all that I do, and if that means that I'm awarded for that, then that's great."
Those who receive this award are selected based on their outstanding accomplishments, in accordance with the University Associated Student Body policy. The committee reviews such areas as academic excellence and community service, as well as potential for future success.
Bramlett is the first student-athlete to be inducted since Maggie McFerrin. McFerrin, a member of the women's basketball team, joined the prestigious community in 2013.
And Bramlett feels nothing besides gratitude for this well-deserved honor.
"I can't thank the University enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it and selecting me," Bramlett said.
Well-rounded is certainly one way to describe the standout student-athlete. Bramlett is a biological science major who has plans to pursue his Master's in Business Administration after graduation. His academic success has also earned a spot for him in the National Collegiate Honor Society. He is also a tenor in the University's Concert Singers and Men's Glee groups.
If you haven't heard him sing, you should. Bramlett has made singing appearances over the past year belting the National Anthem at Ole Miss football and baseball games. On March 28, he will be performing at the Inn at Ole Miss with a small orchestral quartet, a jazz band and a pianist. The concert titled, "He's Got Great Pitch," begins at 6:30 p.m. and is being organized by professor Nancy Maria Balach and the Living Music Resource, which is a part of the University's music department.
On the field, Bramlett takes the mound each Friday night as the starting right-handed pitcher for the Rebels, where he excels as the team's ace. As a model student-athlete, he is also a three-time SEC academic honor roll recipient and a seven-time Ole Miss Scholar Athlete.
"Ever since I was little, my parents taught me that no matter what I do, do it 100 percent with my best effort," Bramlett explained. "Whether that be in music, baseball, academics or athletics administration, I'm going to try and be the best that I can be."
With all of the impressive accolades, there is even more hard work that goes unseen. Bramlett's drive, determination and relentless effort are the reasons for his success, and he only strives for more.
As current president of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and vice chair of the NCAA Division I SAAC, he is soaking up every opportunity he has to lead and learn from others. Bramlett's long-term goal is to one day serve as the Commissioner of the SEC.
"I would love to stay here at Ole Miss and work in the Athletics Foundation or another department here," said Bramlett when asked about his future. "I want to learn from (Director of Athletics) Ross Bjork as much as I can. I want to understand what it takes to run a game day and what it takes to budget an athletic department. Being a student-athlete and coming from that perspective, I want to make sure the student-athlete's interests are always the number one priority."
While speaking of his future dreams, Bramlett is still aware of the others around him. He is constantly striving to make things better and giving everything his all.
"The legacy that I want to leave and be remembered for is that I did the little things right and that I made others around me happier," Bramlett said. "I want to have impacted those people's lives in a positive way. Hopefully they felt that their character was improved around me, or that they pushed themselves harder on or off the field."
When he graduates this May and receives his diploma, this legacy will undoubtedly be fulfilled by Brady Bramlett.
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