Bailey, Broome Nominated For Brad Davis SEC Community Service Scholarships

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Tanner Bailey, pictured, and Brittany Broome were nominated for the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Tanner Bailey, pictured, and Brittany Broome were nominated for the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship.

April 2, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebel baseball and softball players Tanner Bailey and Brittany Broome have been nominated for the Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship, the league office announced Tuesday.

Twenty-eight SEC student-athletes – one male and one female from each of the SEC’s 14 institutions - were nominated for the scholarship.

The overall recipients of the Brad Davis SEC Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship will be released on April 4. The Davis Award recipients each receive a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship, provided by the SEC.  The 26 remaining male and female finalists for the award will also receive a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship.

The SEC Community Service Award is named for Brad Davis, who succumbed to cancer on March 2, 2006. He had been a member of the SEC staff since 1988, first serving as an assistant commissioner until 1994 when he was promoted to associate commissioner.

The award recipients are chosen by a committee of Faculty Athletics Representatives from the 14 SEC institutions and are honored at the SEC Spring Meetings in Sandestin, Fla., on May 30.

Last year’s Davis Award recipients were LSU’s Cullen Doody and Alabama’s Leigh Gilmore, both cross country and track & field student-athletes.

Highlights of the Rebels’ nominees include:

Tanner Bailey, Baseball (Male Davis Community Service Nominee)
•    Expected to graduate in May 2013 with a B.A. degree in business management.
•    A member of the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, Dean’s Honor Roll and UMAA Honor Roll.
•    Read to local elementary school children through the Reading with the Rebels program. Coordinated registration for the Dash for Hash 5K run, providing directions and walking with children during the run.
•    Volunteered at the Briarwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Summer Center, spending time with and entertaining residents.
•    Has participated in various baseball clinics, providing lessons and instruction to youth.
•    A native of Little Rock, Ark., he is the son of Rodney Bailey and Tracy Springer.

Brittany Broome, Softball (Female Davis Community Service Nominee)
•    Expected to earn a B.A. in elementary education with concentrations in English and social studies in May 2013.
•    A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, named to both the Dean’s List Honor Roll and the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, and a nominee for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Is the president of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
•    Participated in More Than A Meal, organizing meals for families in need, serving food to families and tutored students.
•    Visited with terminally ill cancer patients at St. Jude Hospital.
•    Volunteered with local youth softball teams and free community sports clinics, raised money for Tuscaloosa tornado relief efforts, helped deliver Thanksgiving meals to needy families and participated in Rebel Reruns.
•    A native of Suwanee, Ga., is the daughter of Thad and Anna Broome.

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