Malloy named 2020 Tindall Scholarship recipient
St. Johns River State College infielder Chase Malloy was named the 2020 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship.
Malloy, a sophomore from Trenton, Florida, has demonstrated outstanding character and leadership.
Ross Jones, SJR State’s head baseball coach and athletic director, called Malloy the team’s leader on and off the field. “His work ethic and character are among the best of any baseball player whom I’ve had the pleasure to be around in my 28 years in coaching.” “Chase Malloy very simply exemplifies what every college coach wants in his players, and Chase is the perfect Viking to win the John Tindall endowed scholarship.”
As a freshman, Chase played in 42 games, starting 33 of those. He had a batting average of 250 and an on-base percentage of 342. Chase was a perfect 8 for 8 in stolen bases and scored 22 runs.
In his 42 games played, Chase committed only 5 errors leading to a 971 fielding percentage.
In the classroom, Chase has excelled as well. He was named to the Mid-Florida Conference All-Academic Team, the FCSAA All-Academic Team and he was named an NJCAA Academic All-American. He was selected by Who’s Who Among American College and Universities and was recently named by the Florida College System as one of the top 50 college scholar athletes in the state.
The criteria for the Tindall scholarship include demonstrating exemplary work ethic and leadership, as well as quality performance in the classroom and on the field.
The scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of former coach John Tindall, who devoted 30 years to coaching the Vikings through 591 wins and nine Region VIII tournament appearances, placing him in the nation’s top 10 for career wins at the time of his retirement in 1997.
In 1961, the Vikings took the field for the first time and have since dedicated the past half century to building a solid reputation for producing superior student-athletes. The College has continued its tradition of producing a strong baseball program with facility improvements including a covered practice facility, dugout and field renovations, and new grandstands.
The scholarship provides a lasting mark on the future of the SJR State baseball program, because it allows the College Foundation to award a scholarship every year, in perpetuity, to a deserving student-athlete. Interested in giving to SJR State? Please contact the Foundation Office at 312-4100.
Photo captions: Viking infielder Chase Malloy was recently named the 2020 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. From left are Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones, SJR State President Joe Pickens, Marty Malloy, John Tindall, Chase Malloy, Carol Pickens, Vice President for Development and Governmental Affairs Caroline Tingle, Lacy Malloy, and Director of Fundraising and Alumni Engagement Kate Adornetto
Viking infielder Chase Malloy was recently named the 2020 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship. From Left, Marty Malloy, Chase Malloy, Lacy Malloy, Head Baseball Coach Ross Jones, and John Tindall
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