June 18, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Vanderbilt's middle infield of Dansby Swanson and Vince Conde continue to pick up postseason honors with the duo garnering All-American honors and Conde a Gold Glove.
Swanson was tabbed a second team All-American by Perfect Game and third team by the American Baseball Coaches' Association. The All-American honors add to Swanson's Collegiate Baseball All-American accolade and first team All-SEC status. The sophomore has been a leader for Vanderbilt all season, matching the school record for doubles in a single season with 27 in Monday night's win over UC Irvine in the College World Series. He shares the team lead with a .341 batting average and leads the squad with 61 runs and 20 stolen bases. He also becomes the second consecutive Vanderbilt second baseman to earn All-American status joining 2013 consensus first team All-American Tony Kemp.
Conde was named to Perfect Game's All-American third team after a stellar season at shortstop for the Dores. He became just the second Commodore in school history to earn a Gold Glove from Rawlings/ABCA joining Sonny Gray, who won the award in 2011. Only nine players in the nation are selected as Gold Glove winners with Conde being the only shortstop. Conde earned the honor by making only four errors while playing in all 67 games for the Commodores. The junior has also been a steady contributor to the VU offense hitting .297 with 48 RBI and a team-best 40 walks. He was a ninth round selection by the New York Yankees earlier this month.
Vanderbilt returns to action on Friday at 2 p.m. in the College World Series vs. the winner of Texas and UC Irvine.