Nick  Senzel

13Nick Senzel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R

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CAREER HONORS
•Named to 2015 Preseason All-SEC Team.
•Named SEC Player of the Week after going 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, seven RBIs, three walks, 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, and four runs scored at Arizona State (March 7-9, 2014)
•Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game (2014).
•Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors (2014).

2015 - SOPHOMORE
•Senzel appeared in 50 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .325 with 12 doubles, five triples, four homers, 28 RBI and 33 runs scored.
•Went 2-for-4 in the series opener against Mississippi State, hitting his fourth homer of the season (May 14).
•Knocked a homer and a double against UNC Asheville on May 12.
•Had a 4-for-5 outing in the series opener against Arkansas, blasting a home run, recording one RBI and two scored runs (May 8).
•Hit his eleventh triple of the season, driving in a run in the series finale against Texas A&M on May 3.
•Went 2-for-7 in the first two games of the series against Texas A&M, scoring once in each (May 1-2).
•Scored twice in the final game of the series versus South Carolina (April 26).
•Delivered one hit, batting in two runs, against South Carolina on April 25.
•Recorded his 18th multi-hit game of the season against South Carolina, going 2-for-4 and hitting a stand-up double (April 24).
•Blasted his ninth double of the season and scored twice in a 3-for-5 outing at ETSU on April 21.
•Drove in a RBI on a sacrifice fly at Middle Tennessee (April 14).
•Went 2-for-4, hitting his fifth triple of the season, on April 10 against Missouri.
•Registered three hits on four at bats, two RBIs and a run in the series opener versus Missouri (April 9).
•Had a 2-for-3 outing, driving in two runs and scoring once against Ole Miss on April 5.
•Recorded a double, a RBI, and scored twice two hits and four at bats against Ole Miss (April 3).
•Batted 4-for-5, hitting one double and scoring twice against Arkansas State (April 1).
•Hit one double and scored twice while going 2-for-5 versus Vanderbilt (March 28).
•Had a 2-for-4 outing, driving in two RBIs and scoring once against Cincinnati (March 25).
•Went 4-for-9 against Georgia, recording two doubles and one run (March 21-22).
•Hit his first home run of the season in the series finale against Florida (March 15).
•Went 2-for-4 in the second game of the series at Florida, driving in a run on a double (March 14).
•Batted in three runs on two hits and a sacrifice bunt in four appearances at the plate against Morehead State (March 11).
•Recorded one RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game versus East Tennessee State (March 10).
•Scored two runs on two hits, one hit being a triple, in four at bats against Grand Canyon (March 8).
•Hit .364 (4-for-11) with a double, three runs scored and one RBI at UC Irvine (Feb. 27-28).
•Went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs at Belmont (Feb. 25).
•Went 6-for-10 with a double, triple, three runs scored and three stolen bases during the season opening series at Florida International (Feb. 13-15).

2014 - FRESHMAN
•Played in 53 of 54 games for the Vols, including 45 starts as designated hitter and eight at second base.
•Finished his freshman season by hitting .315 with 12 doubles, two triples, one homer, 37 runs scored and 39 RBIs.
• Opened his Tennessee career in the cleanup slot, becoming just the second true freshman since 1990 to open a season in that role.
•Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and Perfect Game.
•Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.
•He was an impressive 22-for-46 (.478) with eight multi-hit performances over a twelve game stretch from April 8-27.
• Recorded a hit and RBI double in his first career game, a 3-0 win over Purdue (Feb. 16).
• Posted two singles and a stolen base in an 8-2 win against Purdue (Feb. 17).
• Blasted a game-deciding grand slam and scored three runs in an 8-7 win over No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
•Named SEC Player of the Week after going 5-for-12 (.417) with a double, seven RBIs, three walks, 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, and four runs scored at Arizona State (March 7-9)
•Recorded an eight game hitting streak (Feb. 23-March 9), in which he went 12-for-24 (.500) with eight runs scored, two doubles, seven walks, three stolen bases and 10 RBIs.
•Went 5-for-11 (.455) with two runs scored and three RBIs at Missouri (March 14-15).
•Recorded a 5-for-12 (.417) weekend with two doubles, one walk, one run scored and four RBIs at Georgia (April 10-12).
•Posted a 3-for-4 with two RBIs, one walk, one stolen base and one run scored effort at ETSU (April 22).
•Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and one run scored at LSU (April 27).
•Went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs in the Vols' extra-innings win against Morehead State (May 13).
•Went 1-for-5 with one run scored and one RBI in the final regular season game against Florida on May 17.
•Recorded three knocks (3-for-4) including one double and one run scored in Tennessee's SEC Tournament matchup against Vanderbilt (May 20).
•Began the Alaska Baseball League summer season with the Matsu Miners and hit at a .190 clip over 17 games. During that span, he recorded two doubles, three homers and 10 RBIs with four stolen bags.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
• Ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 11 prospect in the state and the No. 17 second basemen in the nation.
• Earned all-state, all-district, PrepXtra first team and All-KIL following senior campaign.
• 2013 Rawlings Southeast Region Second Team performer.
• 2012 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American.
• Hit a team-high .386 with 42 RBIs, 14 doubles, five home runs and four triples as a senior.
• Helped the Admirals go 35-9 and claim the District 4-AAA Championship, Region 2-AAA Championship and finish as the TSSAA State Runner-ups his senior season.
• Won a state championship with the Farragut Admirals in 2011.
• Batted .404 with 46 RBIs and eight homers and hit .360 for Farragut in 2012 and 2011, respectively.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Nicholas Peter Senzel
• Born Jun 29, 1995
• Son of Jeff and Janice Senzel
• Has one sibling, Madison
• Majoring in Psychology
• Lists his father as his biggest sports influence
• Chose Tennessee because it was the best decision athletically and academically
• Recipient of the John & Darlene Smolik Athletic Scholarship
 

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