Grant Van Scoy, who helped
Southeast Community College qualify for its first berth in the National Junior
College Athletic Association Division II World Series, was named honorary captain
of the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska two-year baseball team. He also was
named to the NJCAA Second-Team All-America list. Van Scoy is a sophomore shortstop
who plans to play at the University of Illinois this fall.
“I am honored to be named captain,”
the Papillion native said. “I couldn’t have done it without my coaches and
During the past season, Van
Scoy had 75 hits, 48 runs batted in, 12 doubles and eight home runs. He had a
.364 batting average with 27 stolen bases.
“Grant had a tremendous
career here at SCC, and to see him receive this honor is outstanding,” said
Dion Parks, Storm head coach. “He has worked at every aspect of his game to get
to the opportunities that are in front of him. As good of a baseball player as he
is, he’s a better young man. We are very proud of his accomplishments at SCC.”
Van Scoy said the best part
about playing for the Storm was getting to know all his teammates during the
past two years. Now he’s looking forward to taking his game to the next level
in the Big 10 with the Fighting Illini.
“I’m looking forward to
playing at the highest level of college baseball, playing in the Big 10
tournament in Omaha in front of my friends and family, and I’m hoping we can
make it to the College World Series,” he said.
This summer, Van Scoy is playing
ball with the Swift Current 57s, a collegiate baseball team in Saskatchewan,