May 28, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - For the ninth consecutive season, Tennessee has had a player named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team as outfielder Vincent Jackson was selected to the 2013 squad on Tuesday.
Jackson played in 43 games for the Volunteers during his rookie campaign, hitting .290 with nine doubles, a pair of home runs and 24 RBIs. He also stole five bases and finished with three triples, tying the school record for a freshman. His 14 extra-base hits were the second most on the team behind Ethan Bennett's 15.
During SEC play, the 6-5 outfielder picked up his game, hitting at a .312 clip and leading the squad with eight doubles and 45 total bases, having also recorded a triple and both of his longballs for the year.
Jackson's award marks the ninth straight season that Tennessee has had at least one player on the SEC All-Freshman Team. The Vol trio of James Adkins, J.P. Arencibia and Julio Borbon started the trend in 2005, with Tony Delmonico continuing it the following season.
Yan Gomes and Jeff Lockwood both earned the honors in 2007 and Kentrail Davis and P.J. Polk followed suit in 2008. Zach Osborne made it five consecutive seasons in 2009 before Chris Fritts and Andrew Toles earned the honors in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Will Maddox continued the streak last year.
A complete listing of the 2013 All-SEC awards can be found at SECSports.com.