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Polk Earns Initial SEC Player of the Week Honors of 2010 Season
P.J. Polk was named the SEC Player of the Week after reaching safely in 12 of 16 plate appearances in UT's season-opening sweep over Xavier

P.J. Polk was named the SEC Player of the Week after reaching safely in 12 of 16 plate appearances in UT's season-opening sweep over Xavier

Feb. 22, 2010


By Cameron Harris, Assistant Media Relations Director

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - After leading Tennessee to its first season-opening series sweep since 2004 with a trio of three-hit performances, junior outfielder P.J. Polk has been named the first Southeastern Conference Player of the Week of the 2010 campaign. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native was 9-for-12 on the weekend, good for a stellar .750 batting average.

In addition to his nine hits, Polk also walked three times to allow him to reach base safely in 12 of his 16 plate appearances. The 5-9 speedster posted a tremendous 1.083 slugging percentage with four doubles and five singles, while also adding a pair of stolen bases, two RBIs, a sacrifice fly, as assist from his position in left field and a team-high seven runs.

The award is the second of Polk's career, as he also earned the honors in week nine last season after hitting for a .455 average in the Volunteers' series win on the road against top-ranked LSU.

Tennessee will hit the road for the first time in the 2010 campaign this weekend as it travels to face No. 10 Oregon State, Feb. 26-28, in Corvallis, Ore. The Beavers are currently in the middle of a four-game set against Hawaii in Honolulu and are 2-0 on the season after winning the first two games.

For more information on Tennessee baseball, visit UTSports.com or follow @VolBaseball on Twitter.

 

 

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