BRIAN CARDONE OF TRINITY UNIVERSITY, a junior on the baseball team from Katy, Texas, has been selected the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Character and Community Male Student Athlete of the Week for the week beginning October 29.
The SCAC Character & Community award honors the efforts of student-athletes who excel in the field of athletics, and also serve their campus and community.
Cardone volunteered his time in Brookshire, Texas, on a Boys Scouts of America Eagle Scout project. He organized and executed the construction of a wheelchair accessible softball field for special-needs persons. Cardone also organized, trained, and supervised the volunteer staff.
All told, Cardone has volunteered over 300 hours for Boy Scouts of America, and numerous non-profits have benefited from his generosity.
The versatile Cardone served as a youth fitness trainer at the Parisi Speed School in Houston, Texas. He taught and demonstrated developments in speed and fitness mechanics, as well as educating the athletes in healthy eating habits.
Locally, Cardone volunteers with Lone Star Baseball, which is a special-needs league. Cardone helps the athletes learn the enjoyment of playing his chosen sport.
Last season, Cardone played in only two baseball games for the Tigers because of an injury. He had an excellent campaign in 2017, with a .364 batting average and a .636 slugging percentage. Cardone also scored 14 runs, drove in 10, cracked four doubles, and blasted a home run.
Cardone is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Trinity.