September 7th, 2015 was a day that may be quite ordinary for most high school students, but this was not the case for Redlands East Valley student-athlete Brett Vansant. That day marked the beginning of a journey for Brett, as he announced his commitment to Western Kentucky University to play Division I baseball.
Having played baseball since the age of three, Vansant now looks forward to spending the next four years of his life after high school in Bowling Green, Kentucky, living his dream of playing Division I College Baseball. Brett stated that he knew all along that he wanted to play baseball in college and he knew that Western Kentucky would be the perfect fit for him. Vansant especially liked the “large campus and brand new coaching staff” that WKU had to offer. When asked who helped him make this important life decision, he answered his parents, who were great supporters in his commitment. Brett is extremely excited at the opportunity to play for Western Kentucky, however he also wants to accomplish some of the goals he has set for himself before his high school career is over.
In addition to baseball, Vansant also plays on the REV Varsity Basketball team. He was a key contributor to the team’s success last season and looks to be a leader this season, as he is one of the few returners from last year’s team. He hopes to help both of these teams win the CBL Title, as well as, “go deep in the playoffs.” Brett is quite athletically gifted, but he is also an excellent example of a true student-athlete. In addition to his athletic goals, he looks to earn a 4.0 GPA to finish his academic career at REV.
Redlands East Valley looks forward to seeing Brett Vansant represent them in the near future at Western Kentucky University.