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      A.J. Simcox
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R

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2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Opened the season with a 2-for-4 effort with a stolen base against Purdue (Feb. 16).
• Hit three singles and scored two runs in a 20-2 victory over the Boilermakers (Feb. 16).
• Smacked two base hits against No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 21).
• Roped three singles, scored three runs, stole two bases and recorded two RBIs in a 14-0 victory over La Salle (March 4).
• Went 3-for-5 with one run scored and one stolen base in a 6-5 win over No. 24 Arizona State (March 8).
• Currently riding an impressive seven game hitting streak (March 1-11), in which he has gone 14-for-30 (.467) with six runs scored, four stolen bases, one walk and three RBIs.
• Has reached base in 14 of the 15 games he has played in during the 2014 campaign.

2013 - FRESHMAN
• Appeared in 50 of 52 games for the Vols, the most of any freshman.
• Started 48 games, all at shortstop.
• Finished the season hitting .283 with four doubles and one triple.
• He was second on the team with 26 RBI.
• Led the team with 144 assists as a freshman.
• Reached base safely in a team-best 18-consecutive games.
• Recorded a team-high .327 batting average in SEC play.
• Made his collegiate debut, recorded his first collegiate hit and drove in two runs on February 15 at UNLV.
• Opened his career with hits in each of his first three games, going 5-for-15 (.333) during that stretch, capped off by a 3-for-5 effort in the second game of a doubleheader against the Rebels on Feb. 16.
• Was 2-for-3, scored three runs and drove in another in a 16-0 whitewashing of Alcorn State on March 8.
• Drove in three runs in a 12-4 win over the Braves two days later.
• Had a clutch two-out, two-RBI double in the eighth inning of UT's 7-6 win at Alabama on March 16.
• Recorded six hits against the No. 3 ranked Vanderbilt Commodores from March 29-31.
• Went 7-for-15 with three RBI and two runs scored in the Vols' series win at No. 13 Kentucky from April 12-14.
• Closed his rookie season with a 2-for-4 day with two runs scored, two RBI, a stolen base and his first career triple in a 7-5 win over Texas A&M (May 18).

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Farragut High School in Knoxville where he was coached by Matt Buckner.
• Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 32nd round (987th overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
• Named to the 2012 Baseball America High School All-America Second Team.
• Earned 2012 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American honors.
• Tabbed to the 2012 Rawlings All-Southeast Region first team.
• Listed as the nation's 136th-best prospect and top player in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game.
• Three-time state champion, helping lead the Admirals to Class AAA titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
• Hit .460 with nine home runs, 13 doubles, four triples and 45 RBIs, and logged four saves on the mound as a senior.
• Picked as the 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Player of the Year.
• Took home District 4-AAA MVP accolades in both 2011 and 2012.
• Led all TSSAA players with 70 hits while leading the Admirals to their fourth consecutive state title his junior year.
• Also hit at a school-record .470 clip with two home runs and 32 RBIs that season.
• Posted a 28-game hit streak as a junior and followed that with a 19-game streak his senior season.

PERSONAL
• Full name is Austin Jay Simcox
• Born June 22, 1994
• Son of Larry and Linda Simcox
• Has one sibling, Erin, a Tennessee Baseball Diamond Girl
• Plans to major in business
• Formerly a Tennessee batboy
• His father, Larry, was a UT assistant coach from 1991-2007
• Recipient of the Hinkle & Mincey Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the M/M Cecil E. Richards Athletic Scholarship Fund
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