(Tampa, FL) —The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection Committee
is proud to announce that Robinson High School senior, Cody Brown has
been selected as the “November Student Athlete of the Month.”
The mission of The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award is to celebrate outstanding
high school student athletes and coaches throughout Hillsborough County.
Members of the committee, coaches, teammates, Robinson High School administration
and fans plan to gather to present Cody with the award as well as a $1,000
check to be donated to the school’s athletic department. The award
presentation will take place prior to a basketball game at 7:45pm on Monday,
December 16th at Robinson High School located at 6311 S. Lois Ave in Tampa, Florida.
Robinson basketball coach, Steve Smith, nominated Cody noting his dedication
and perseverance as a student athlete. During the 2012-13 school year,
Cody was the team’s leading scorer with an average of 16 points
per game. He has been named one of Big County Preps “Players to
Watch” and has won three consecutive Heritage Classic Awards for
maintaining the highest GPA among high school athletes.
Cody is actively involved in the community as well as Robinson High School
extracurricular programs. He volunteers for Best Buddies, Feeding Americaa,
and the Lavoy Academy. He is also currently the Student Government President
and is involved with planning school functions. Cody is enrolled in the
school’s rigorous IB program and has maintained an excellent GPA
throughout high school. After graduation, he hopes to attend an Ivy League
school or DIV III university to play basketball.
Each month of the school year, The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award Selection
Committee recognizes the “Student Athlete of the Month.” The
winning student receives an award recognizing his/her achievements as
well as a $1,000 check that is donated to their school’s athletic
department in honor of their outstanding performance. Student Athletes
of the Month are also eligible to be named the overall “Student
Athlete MVP” at the end of the year and receive a check that is
applied towards their college tuition.
The Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award also recognizes outstanding coaches.
At the end of each school year, two coaches – one male and one female
coach –are recognized for their remarkable contributions, both on
and off the field. Each Coach of the Year is presented with $1,000 as
a way of thanking them for their commitment to making a positive impact
in the community.
For more information on the Swope, Rodante Vanguard Award or to nominate
an outstanding student-athlete please visit
REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATED STUDENTS
- The student athlete’s name and year (juniors and seniors only);
- Current overall GPA (GPA of 3.0 or above);
- Sport and athletic achievements;
- Community involvement;
- Any hardships overcome by the student athlete; and
- Plans for continuing education.