2007 - JUNIOR
A .355 career hitter, Borbon ranks third in UT history in triples (13) and ninth in hits (223) ... Was selected by the SEC coaches as a second-team All-SEC honoree ... As a junior in 2007 Borbon led the Vols with a .345 batting average and six triples ... He drove in 28 runs on 60 hits with three home runs and 10 stolen bases ... In SEC play, he hit .293 with 34 hits and 12 RBIs ... Recorded 18 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Suffered an ankle injury Jan. 17 during practice and underwent surgery Jan. 23 ... Named UT's "CAREacter Star Athlete of the Week" Feb. 23 ... Made a pinch-hit appearance March 14 vs. Morehead State (reached base on an infield throwing error) ... Singled in his lone pinch-hit at-bat March 16 at No. 22 Alabama ... Started as UT's DH March 20 vs. Wright State and went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs ... Had two hits, one run and an RBI vs. Georgia March 24 and started as UT's designated hitter in that series ... Stole his first two bases of the season March 30 vs. No. 7 Arkansas ... Went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run vs. Arkansas April 1 ... His .385 batting average in the Arkansas series - his season debut in centerfield - was second-best on the team ... Went 4-for-6 and was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle April 4 vs. ETSU ... Also had four RBIs and three runs scored against the Bucs ... His first two homers of the season came in the same game, April 17 against Furman ... He hit a solo shot to left field against the Paladins before adding a two-run blast to right field later in the game ... Hit .385 in the series at No. 1 Vanderbilt April 20-22, logging five hits with a triple and a double ... Scored a career-high four runs while going 4-for-6 at ETSU April 24 ... Went 3-for-6 during UT's series-clinching win at LSU April 29 and drove in the winning runs in the 10th inning with a two-RBI single ... His bunt single against Ole Miss on May 6 was the 200th hit of his career, making him the 14th Vol ever to reach that milestone ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs May 8 vs. Tennessee Temple ... Drove in two runs on two hits vs. Belmont May 9 while also scoring twice ... Batted .333 in the series against No. 7 South Carolina May 11-13 ... Drew two walks and drove in two runs on two hits vs. Tennessee Tech May 15 ... Hit .533 in the final series of the regular season May 17-19 at Florida ... Had multiple hits in each game vs. the Gators, and when faced with the prospect of the series-finale being his final collegiate game, he responded with four hits, three runs and two RBIs to help lift the Vols into the SEC Tournament ... Led the Vols with three hits as UT defeated No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament May 23 ... Hit .419 in UT's final 10 games and .455 in the last five contests ... Finished the season with a .317 average vs. left-handers and a .360 average against right-handers ... Was selected by the Texas Rangers in the supplemental first round of the 2007 MLB draft (35th overall pick).
2006 - SOPHOMORE
Showed no signs of a sophomore slump, leading the Vols in batting average (.366), runs (45), hits (86), triples (5) and stolen bases (19) ... ABCA All-South Region second team ... Named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV second team ... Was UT's nominee for the SEC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award ... League coaches tabbed him as a second-team All-SEC selection, and he was also named to SEBaseball.com's All-SEC second team ... Started all 55 games in centerfield and batted in the leadoff spot in 54 contests ... Had five sacrifice bunts and also logged a team-best 10 bunt singles ... Hit .341 in SEC games ... Began the season by collecting at least one hit in each of the first 17 games, marking a career-best streak ... Struck out just seven times in his first 140 at-bats of the year and finished with 15 strikeouts in 235 at-bats (a 15.7 AB:K ratio) ... Accounted for three hits and three runs in the season-opener at Florida Atlantic Feb. 3 ... Led the Vols with three RBIs during UT's 8-5 loss to third-ranked Georgia Tech Feb. 24 ... Went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and a run as UT rallied to defeat Siena 10-9 March 14 ... Collected two more hits, two runs and one RBI in the March 15 Siena game ... Hit safely in each game of the series against No. 26 Kentucky ... Went 4-for-6 with three runs and two RBIs at 10th-ranked Arkansas April 1 ... Had a game-high three hits when the Vols took on the Tennessee Smokies minor-league club in an exhibition game April 4 ... Recorded four hits, two RBIs and one run as UT shutout No. 21 LSU 9-0 April 8 ... Went 4-for-4 with a run and two doubles against Florida April 14 ... Had five hits and two RBIs in the Georgia series, including a game-winning, two-run triple during the 11th inning of UT's series-opening victory ... Hit his first homer of the season April 26 vs. UNC Asheville as part of a two-hit, two-RBI day ... Also had a pair of hits and RBIs in the series-opener against Vanderbilt May 5 ...Tripled and scored three runs as UT downed Western Carolina 7-2 May 10 ... Scored a run and went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Belmont May 16 ... Finished with a .959 fielding percentage ... Recorded a team-high 29 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Hit .290 vs. left-handed pitching and .393 against right-handers ... Spent the summer helping lead the 2006 USA Baseball National Team to a 28-2-1 record and the gold medal at the FISU World Championship Tournament in Havana, Cuba ...Led Team USA in hits (44), triples (4) and stolen bases (15) while ranking second on the club with a .364 batting average ... Also collected four home runs and 23 RBIs ... Posted the top overall batting average in the FISU Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
2005 - FRESHMAN
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America finished his rookie season with the third-highest batting average (.350) on UT's College World Series team ... SEC All-Freshman teamer totaled 77 hits, three home runs and 42 RBIs ... NCAA Knoxville Regional All-Tournament Team ... Was believed to lead the NCAA with 19 bunt hits (not an official statistic) ... Went 4-for-5 with his first career home run, three RBIs and three runs scored vs. Radford March 13 ... Hit a solo home run vs. Belmont March 15 ... Reeled off three hits, two runs a homer and four RBIs at Kentucky April 8 ... Batted .197 vs. left-handers but hit at a .416 clip vs. right-handers and also hit .381 with runners on base ... Played for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer.
A speedy outfielder from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ... Could be one of the fastest players in the college game after being clocked running a 6.29-second 60-yard dash ... Batted .412 with three home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases in the Reviving Baseball In the Inner Cities tournament sponsored by Major League Baseball ... Ranked second in the tourney in hits and third in hitting and RBI ... He is the first player to join the Vols from outside the continental United States since first baseman Eduardo Figueroa came from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, in 1995 ... Played for the Dulin Dodgers from Memphis, Tenn., in summer 2003 ... The Dodgers participated in the prestigious WWBA World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, Fla.
Full name is Julio Alberto Borbon ... Born Feb. 20, 1986, in Starkville, Miss. ... Son of Julio C. Borbon Reyes and Estela Villa de Borbon ... Has a brother and a sister ... Father attended Mississippi State ... Enjoys reading and fishing ... Academic major: Sport management.