Freeman: SEC Baseball Community Service Team
May 17, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tennessee pitcher Eric Freeman has been named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference Baseball Community Service Team for his off-the-field efforts in giving back to the Knoxville community, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.

The honor marks Freeman's fourth-consecutive SEC Community Service Team nomination, having also been recognized during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The nomination comes on the heels of Freeman's 2016-17 Brad Davis SEC Community Service Leader of the Year award, announced earlier this month, as well as his recent College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-DistrictTM Baseball Team selection.

2017 SEC Baseball Community Service Team

Eric Freeman - Tennessee (Baseball)
Major: Kinesiology
2017 Brad Davis SEC Community Service Leader of the Year

  • Simulation Lab -- University of Tennessee Medical Center -- Assisted medical students, residents and attendings in medical courses; participated in medical classes as a subject; volunteered an average of six hours per week throughout the school year
  • East Knox Free Medical Clinic -- Volunteered at clinic for underprivileged residents of inner city Knoxville; aided in scribing patient information, collaborated with local pharmacies for prescriptions, organized patient files and distributed food to patients
  • New England College Baseball League -- volunteered at local schools to promote health and education during the summers of 2013 and 2014; was active member with Taylor Community in Larconia, N.H., an assisted living community; active in community outreach by participating in baseball camps designed to promote baseball and teach life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship and love for the game to children
  • University of Tennessee Baseball -- Participated in team events including volunteering at Knox County Schools
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
  • SEC Community Service Team, 2014, 2015, 2016

To view the complete release and more information on this year's SEC Baseball Community Service Team, visit the Southeastern Conference's website at





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