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      Andy Simunic
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville

Last College:
Chattanooga State CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Position:
INF/OF

B/T:
R/R

2008 - SENIOR
After playing primarily in the outfield as a junior in 2007, he made the transition to second base out of necessity in 2008 ... Started all 48 games in which he appeared, with all starts coming at second base ... Hit leadoff for 34 games ... Led the Vols with 20 stolen bases, giving him a two-year Tennessee total of 49 steals ... Recorded 19 multi-hit games ... Helped turn 32 of UT's 53 double plays on the year ... Hit .258 vs. left-handers while batting .315 against right-handers ... Hit .319 with runners on base and .213 with runners in scoring position ... Hit .313 in 24 SEC starts, with 22 runs, 31 hits, one homer and four RBI ... Went 2-for-5 with three runs in UT's season-opener vs. Morehead State Feb. 22 and then repeated his 2-for-5 performance one day later vs. the Eagles ... Had two hits, a run and a stolen base in UT's win over No. 3 Texas Feb. 29 in Houston ... Logged a hit, a run and a stolen base March 5 vs. James Madison ... Went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs and a pair of steals in the series-finale vs. Eastern Michigan March 9 ... Had two hits and three runs in the win over Presbyterian March 12 ... A solo homer highlighted his two-hit, two-run performance against LSU in UT's SEC-opening win March 14 ... Scored two runs and had a career-high three walks March 18 at Lipscomb ... Had three hits in each of the final two games of the Auburn series ... Logged a hit and a pair of steals April 2 against 18th-ranked Charlotte ... Went 2-for-3 with a career-high-tying three runs in UT's comeback win over No. 13 Florida April 5 G2 ... Went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in UT's series-clinching win over Alabama April 13 and hit .429 (6-for-14) in the series ... Tallied three hits in the series-opener at Mississippi State April 25 ... Was dismissed from the team on May 9.

2007 - JUNIOR

First-year Vol proved to be the most versatile players on the roster and one of UT's top offensive threats, leading the team in hitting for much of the season ... Started at five different positions on the year: 36 in right field, eight in left field, seven at third base, three at second base and two in centerfield ... Posted a .333 batting average with 44 runs, a team-best 75 hits, 12 doubles, 27 RBI and 29 stolen bases to lead the Southeastern Conference ... Hit .325 in SEC play with 37 hits, seven RBI and nine steals ... Recorded a team-high 24 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... Used primarily as UT's leadoff batter (28 games) or No. 9 hitter (19 games) ... Started at second base during UT's season-opening series at No. 13 Florida State Feb. 2-4, going 3- for-10 with one RBI ... Moved to centerfield for the Vols' first home series of the year against Eastern Michigan Feb. 9-11 ... Led the Vols with a .545 average (6-for-11) during the IPFW series Feb. 23-24, recording five RBI and two stolen bases ... Stole four bases and logged four hits in the Illinois-Chicago series March 2-4 ... Was 2-for-3 vs. Siena March 9 with two RBI and a pair of walks ... Drove in two runs on two hits March 10 vs. Siena ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI March 14 vs. Morehead State ... Had a pair of hits and a pair of runs in his SEC debut March 16 at No. 22 Alabama ... Solid day vs. Wright State March 20 included three hits, three runs and two steals ... Went 3-for-5 with two runs and a pair of stolen bases March 24 vs. Georgia ... Hit .364 in the series vs. No. 7 Arkansas March 30-April 1 ... Went 2-for-3 with one RBI, three runs and a stolen base April 4 vs. ETSU ... Shared game-high honors with three hits at No. 11 Kentucky April 7 (Game 1) ... Went 6-for-14 (.429) in the series win at Kentucky April 7-8 ... Stole three bases during the LSU series April 27-29 while batting .300 on the weekend ... Batted .500 in the Ole Miss series May 4-6 and hit his first home run of the season during Saturday's 7-6 series-clinching win ... Drove in a career-high four runs on two hits against Tennessee Temple May 8 ... Went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs vs. No. 7 South Carolina May 13 ... Finished the South Carolina series with a .364 average ... Had two hits and scored twice as UT defeated No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament May 23 ... Stole one base in all three of Tennessee's SEC Tournament games ... Finished the season with a .369 batting average vs. left-handers and a .319 average against right-handers ... Hit .299 with runners in scoring position and shared the team lead with 25 two-out hits.

CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2006 - SOPHOMORE

Played third base and won the team's Bobby Brotherton Most Valuable Player Award after hitting .432 on the year and leading the NJCAA with 52 stolen bases ... First-team All-TJCAA selection ... Earned All-Conference and All-Region VII honors while being named the region's fifth-best player ... Named to the TBCA's All-Conference second team ... Also named to the Academic All-Conference Team ... Hit .466 for the month of March with 16 RBI, 26 runs scored and an incredible 20 of 22 mark on stolen-base attempts on his way to Applebee's Player of the Month honors ... Also earned Region VII Player of the Week honors after a 4-for-9 series vs. Cleveland State.

2005 - FRESHMAN
Hit .309 with eight home runs and 39 RBI ... Started 49 of the 50 games in which he played ... Team finished with a 37-18 record.

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Collierville High School in Collierville, Tenn. ... Teammate of former Ole Miss All-America shortstop and 2007 second-round draft pick Zack Cozart (Cincinnati Reds) ... Participated in the 2004 Shelby County All-Star Game ... Lettered for three years as a point guard on the basketball team (Cozart was the shooting guard).

PERSONAL
Full name is Andrew Joseph Simunic ... Born Aug. 7, 1985, in Bloomington, Ind. ... Son of Ron Simunic and Charyl Dew ... Recipient of the Ambrister Athletic Scholarship Endowment ... Academic major: Sociology/criminal justice.

CAREER HIGHS
At-Bats:
6, 5x (last at Arkansas 4/20/08)
Runs: 3, 6x (last vs. Florida 4/5/08 G2)
Hits: 3, 10x (last at Mississippi State 4/25/08)
RBI: 4 vs. Tennessee Temple 5/8/07
Total Bases: 5 vs. Siena 3/9/07
Stolen Bases: 2, 11x (last vs. Florida 4/5/08 G2)
Strikeouts: 3, 3x (last vs. Alabama 4/12/08 G1)
Walks: 3 at Lipscomb 3/18/08

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%
2007
.333
58
56
225
44
75
12
3
1
27
96
.427
20
4
42
1
.393
3
3
29
39
107
29
3
.978
2008
.297
48
48
192
47
57
9
1
1
8
71
.370
23
3
25
2
.379
1
6
20
23
112
109
9
.961
TOTAL
.317
106
104
417
91
132
21
4
2
35
167
.400
43
7
67
3
.386
4
9
49
62
219
138
12
.967
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