UT junior Cody Hawn
Dec. 21, 2009
By Cameron Harris, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - For the second time in under a week, University of Tennessee junior Cody Hawn has been tabbed as a preseason All-American, this time earning Louisville Slugger first-team accolades as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and announced Monday afternoon. The 5-11 first baseman is one of only two Southeastern Conference players named to the first team.
Just last Wednesday, Hawn earned a third-team selection to the 10th Annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Pro-Line Athletic Preseason All-America team. On the Louisville Slugger list, Hawn joins LSU's Anthony Ranaudo on the first team, while eight other SEC players claimed spots on the second and third teams.
As a sophomore in 2009, Hawn became just the 10th Vol to ever win the team Triple Crown, leading the team in batting average (.364), home runs (22), RBIs (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).
The hard-hitting lefty collected a team-best 22 multi-hit games as well as 21 multi-RBI games. Hawn 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 RBIs.
A local Knoxville product, Hawn spent this past summer playing with the Hyannis Mets in the prestigious Cape Cod League. The 5-11 first baseman was the team's top offensive threat, recording a stellar .375 batting average with four home runs and 14 RBIs in just 15 games.
For more information, including a complete list of the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America team selections, visit Collegiate Baseball's web site at BaseballNews.com.