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Robinson High School Standout Student Athlete to be Honored during Basketball Game

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Posted on December 13, 2013

(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


  • 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.

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