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SEC Announces 2011 Baseball Honors

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Florida catcher Mike Zunino was selected 2011 SEC Baseball Player of the Year, Grayson Garvin of Vanderbilt was named SEC Pitcher of the Year and Vanderbilt outfielder Tony Kemp was named SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league’s 12 head baseball coaches. The coaches also tabbed South Carolina skipper Ray Tanner SEC Coach of the Year. James McCann of Arkansas was named SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Tanner guided the top-seeded and nationally No. 1-ranked Gamecocks to the school’s third SEC Championship in baseball and the first since the 2002 regular season. Carolina also claims at least a share of the SEC Eastern Division title, the school’s fifth (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011). Florida and Vanderbilt will also share the SEC regular season championship with South Carolina.

Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players. The complete 2011 All-SEC Team follows:

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Mike Zunino, Florida

SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR – Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt

SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – James McCann, Arkansas

SEC COACH OF THE YEAR – Ray Tanner, South Carolina

FIRST TEAM

1B – Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt

2B – Scott Wingo, South Carolina

3B – Thomas McCarthy, Kentucky

SS – Casey McElroy, Auburn

C – Mike Zunino, Florida

OF – Mikie Mahtook, LSU

OF - Preston Tucker, Florida

OF – Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt

DH – Brian Johnson, Florida

P – Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt

P – Michael Roth, South Carolina

RP – Matt Price, South Carolina

SECOND TEAM

1B – Christian Walker, South Carolina

2B – Josh Adams, Florida

2B – Alex Yarbrough, Ole Miss

3B – Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt

SS – Nolan Fontana, Florida

C – Tony Caldwell, Auburn

OF – Taylor Dugas, Alabama

OF – Mason Katz, LSU

OF – Chad Wright, Kentucky

DH – Conrad Gregor, Vanderbilt

P – DJ Baxendale, Arkansas; Hudson Randall, Florida

P – Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt; Alex Meyer, Kentucky

RP – Caleb Reed, Mississippi State

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM

1B – Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas

2B – JaCoby Jones, LSU

3B – Zack Powers, Florida

SS – Adam Frazier, Mississippi State

C – Ty Ross, LSU

OF – Tony Kemp, Vanderbilt

OF - C.T. Bradford, Mississippi State

OF – Andrew Toles, Tennessee

DH – Conrad Gregor, Vanderbilt

P – Karsten Whitson, Florida

P – Forrest Koumas, South Carolina

RP – Kevin Ziomek, Vanderbilt

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM

P – Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt

1B – Dominic Ficociello, Arkansas

1B – Christian Walker, South Carolina

2B – Scott Wingo, South Carolina

SS – Nolan Fontana, Florida

3B – Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt

C – Mike Zunino, Florida

OF – Taylor Dugas, Alabama

OF – Mikie Mahtook, LSU

OF - Zach Cone, Georgia

OF – Jackie Bradley Jr., South Carolina