Accomplished Columbus Academy Athlete Darren Bates

Darren Bates Columbus

Darren Bates is a graduate of Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio, and a student enrolled at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with an expected graduation date of 2021. During his time at Columbus Academy, he established himself as an accomplished student athlete in both football and baseball. Darren Bates experienced particular success during his senior year, serving as captain of the school’s football team and receiving an All League honorable mention. As a senior player on the academy’s baseball team, he was named to the All League First Team, as well as the All District Second Team. He has committed to play baseball at Brandeis.

In addition to his achievements at Columbus Academy and his upcoming games with Brandeis University, Mr. Bates has played baseball on the international stage. Over the course of two consecutive summers, he competed on the Old World Baseball European Tour. The competition included games in Spain, France, and the Netherlands. He has also served as a volunteer with the literacy nonprofit 2nd & 7 Foundation.