HONORS & AWARDS: 2003 Second Team Academic All-District IV
2003: Named Second Team Academic All-District IV ... A versatile player who started the season at third before moving to first base ... Made 32 starts at first, 17 at third and one at second while playing in all 55 games ... Led the Vols in hitting with a .327 average while collecting 12 doubles, two home runs, 29 RBI and nine steals ... Both home runs were three-run blasts against Louisville 3/4 and Georgia 4/11 ... Collected a career-high four RBI in both games ... Ranked second in the SEC in fielding percentage for first basemen at .993 ... Led team with eight sacrifice bunts, tying for third on UT's career chart at 15 ... Ranked third on team with 15 multi-hit and fourth with seven multi-RBI games ... Reeled off a career-high seven-game hitting streak from 3/2-15 ... Matched career-high with a four-hit game at Kentucky 4/20, while recording two three-hit contests at The Citadel (3-for-3) and Georgia 4/11 ... Batted anywhere from third to ninth in the lineup ... Hit .417 against left-handers, .301 versus right-handers and .339 with runners in scoring position ... Played part of the summer as catcher with the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska League ... Finished as the second leading hitter with a .275 average, one home run and four RBI in 21 games.
2002: Played in 53 games, making 46 of his 51 starts at second base, while starting five at third ... Hit .275 with two home runs, 19 RBI while tying for second on team with 42 runs scored ... Started 48 games batting leadoff or second ... Ranked third on squad with 10 steals ... Concluded campaign on a season-high six-game hitting streak ... Also had three other five-game hitting streaks ... Finished season strong, by batting .328 over the last 14 games ... Collected 13 multi-hit games, including a 4-for-4 affair versus Morehead State 3/6 ... Also had three three-hit games ... Had four multi-RBI games with a season-high three coming against UNC Asheville 3/10 ... Had a string of four-straight multi-hit games from 3/6-10 against Morehead State and UNC Asheville ... Slugged his home runs versus UNC Asheville 3/8 and South Carolina 5/11 ... Had two game winning hits with the first coming on a two-run double in 8-5 win over Mississippi 4/26, while the second was a two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth versus Vanderbilt 5/19, lifting UT to 10-9 win ... Collected a hit in first collegiate at-bat at Miami 2/1 ... Hit .235 with one home run, 12 RBI and 24 runs scored in SEC play ... Hit .171 versus left-handers, .297 against right-handers, .207 with runners in scoring position while collecting seven two-out RBI.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Science Hill High School where he played on the state championship team in 1999 and two conference championship squads ... Was a three-time All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection ... Graduated with honors after posting a 3.9 GPA ... Hit .495 with six home runs, 31 steals as a senior while going 7-3 with a 2.91 ERA ... Played on 2001 USA Junior National Team that won the silver medal at the Pan American Tournament in Cuba ... Named to All-Tournament team ... As a junior, hit .543 with 14, doubles, six home runs, 22 stolen bases and 35 RBI, while going 14-1 with a 1.51 ERA ... He was named Player of the Year in the conference, region, Super 22 and Bristol Herald Courier ... Also garnered All-State and Team MVP honors as well as being listed honorable mention USA Today Player of the Year for Tennessee ... Selected to play for Tennessee All-Star team in the Tenn., Okla., Texas Classic ... Selected to play for National Amateur Baseball Federation team in Cooperstown in the Tournament of Stars sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball ... Was starting shortstop on Class 3A state championship team that finished 30-4 and was ranked No. 11 by USA Today ... Hit .504 with eight home runs and 37 RBI, while going a perfect 10-0 with a 1.31 ERA ... Selected first team Super 22 and All-Northeast Tennessee by the Bristol Herald Courier ... Named to the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association All-Star team ... Batted .306 with one home run and 29 RBI as a freshman, going 0-1 with a 3.82 ERA.
PERSONAL: Born: May 27, 1983 ... Parents: Steve and Carol Crowe ... His brother Brandon, is a two-year letterman for the Vols.