Former Wildcat Nominated
For Great American Conference Student Athlete of Year
By Henderson State
by: Bobby McDonald
He was the baseball standout on the Little League field, advanced to All-District Honors as a Sulphur Springs Wildcat, and now, as he wraps up his College Baseball careeer at Henderson State, Brittan Diamond, from Sulphur Springs, has been nominated by Henderson State University for the honor of Great American Conference Student Athlete of the Year. Brittan will be graduating college in the summer of 2012 and his dad, Steve Diamond, of Sulphur Springs, stated, "This is just the icing on the cake and a great way for him to end his college baseball career! It's sad for us to see it all end, as he's our last son playing, but we know that the lessons that he's learned on the baseball diamond will aid him in being successful in his vocation!"
One student from each of the schools in the Great American Conference is nominated for the honor of the conference athlete of the year, and Brittan was chosen by his coaches at Henderson State for this year's honor. He'd earlier this year been named to the First Team All-Conference, for his outstanding efforts on the field.
Brittan will graduate from Henderson State in August and plans to return to Hopkins County with his business degree and enter the appraisal business with his brother, Chris Diamond. They are the sons of Steve and LaClair Diamond of Sulphur Springs.