June 10, 2009
Tennessee first baseman Cody Hawn joined an elite club Wednesday when he became the programs' 36th All-America honoree. The first-year Vol was a third-team selection on the Pro-Line Athletic/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America Team.
"It is very well deserved honored for him," UT coach Todd Raleigh said. "His numbers speak for themselves and as good of a player as he is, he is that good of a kid. He deserves the recognition after accomplishing so much in a short amount of time and we are looking forward to him only getting better in the future. The honor is good for him and represents the Tennessee baseball program as well."
After batting .401 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI in 2008 at Walters State Community College, Hawn transferred to Tennessee this year and continued to produce impressive offensive numbers. The Knoxville, Tenn., native became just the tenth Vol to ever win the team Triple Crown, leading the team in batting average (.364), home runs (22), RBI (81), hits (72), doubles (15) and slugging percentage (.773).
Hawn's 22 homers rank second on Tennessee's all-time list while he also ranks in the Top 10 for a season in RBI (third), total bases (ninth) and slugging percentage (seventh). He collected a team-best 22 multi-hit games as well as 21 multi-RBI games. The sophomore batted .422 against right-handed pitchers and .381 with runners in scoring position along with hitting .321 in SEC play with 34 hits, nine home runs and 34 RBI.