Vaughn, a repeat honoree, is the 12th student-athlete in Troy history to earn Academic All-America honors and the first different athlete since Kevin Weidlich in 2007. The Murphy, N.C., native took home Capital One Academic All-America First Team last year and was just the sixth Trojan to earn Academic All-America First Team honors.
Vaughn graduated this month with a degree in chemistry with a 3.92 grade-point average. He was named 2013 All-Sun Belt First Team, 2013 Capital One Academic All-American First Team and a Brooks Wallace Award Finalist. In 2012, he was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after finishing the week 8-for-10 with three doubles.
Vaughn finished his career with a .302 batting average and struck out just 35 times in 593 at bats. He scored 115 runs and had 179 hits in 165 career games.
All-Time Troy Academic All-Americans
Paul Bussman, 1987 (Men's Basketball, 2nd Team)
Dave Banks, 1983 (Baseball, 3rd Team)
Dave Banks, 1984 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Dave Banks, 1985 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Marcus Holland, 1990 (Baseball, 2nd Team)
Ross Jinright, 1990 (Baseball, 3rd Team)
Jody Singleton, 1990 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Jody Singleton, 1991 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Kelly Flinn, 2005 (Softball, 2nd Team)
Kevin Weidlich, 2007 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Tyler Vaughn, 2013 (Baseball, 1st Team)
Tyler Vaughn, 2014 (Baseball, 2nd Team)