(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans baseball student-athlete Brandon Snow has been named to the Southern States Athletic Conference’s Champions of Character Team.
Snow is a senior second baseman for the Loyola baseball team. This season he led the squad in runs and steals as he crossed the plate 34 times and stole 13 bags in only 14 attempts. He batted .287 while leading the Wolf Pack in total bases with 57. The New Orleans native tallied 24 RBI’s, eight doubles, and 47 hits. Snow also made his collegiate debut on the mound this year as he earned the victory over Eureka College on March 12th. Snow pitched 2.1 innings in relief only surrendering three hits and recording one strikeout. Last season Snow led the team in average with a .310 mark. He finished his career with a .291 average over 609 at bats. He scored 105 times while knocking in 82. Snow has career totals of four home runs and 35 steals. The Archbishop Shaw product has notched 426 assists, 300 putouts, and 770 total outs in 176 career games at second base and shortstop for the Pack.
Snow has been named to the SSAC All-Academic Team in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. In 2013, he was recognized as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and earned a place on the CoSida Capital One Academic All-District Team. Snow will take a couple classes in the fall to finish up his degree in criminal justice.
This year Snow was one of five baseball student-athletes to embark on a service trip to Belize. Snow spent 10 days over Christmas vacation teaching children in the town of San Jose. He taught academic subjects like English and Math engaged the children in arts and crafts. He also taught the youth baseball fundamentals as the group donated baseball gear. In addition to his school work and baseball responsibilities, Snow also works on campus at Loyola in the Office of Mission and Ministry.
The NAIA’s Champions of Character program is designed to teach student-athletes about the importance of the five core values of the NAIA: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.