Tennessee's Chris Burke, a first team All American, was one of 22 players
selected for the 2000 USA Baseball National Team. Burke hit .401 with 26
doubles, 55 RBI and 56 stolen bases for the 40-23 Volunteers this past
season. He is the only player from the Southeastern Conference selected for
The team was selected from a pool of 35 players. USA Baseball has added two
players to the final roster that did not participate in the trials this
year. 1999 USA Baseball National Team member Xavier Nady (IF, Jr.,
California) will join this year's team, as will 1998 USA Baseball National
Team member Patrick Boyd (OF, Jr., Clemson).
Southern California's Mike Gillespie will serve as the head coach for the
USA National Team, which will play approximately 30 games on the US WEST
Red, White and Blue Summer Tour. Team USA has already played the Mexican
National Team and traveled to Hawaii this past weekend for the 29th annual
USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star series.
HARRIS NAMED SEC OUTDOOR TRACK FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
The Southeastern Conference announced the 2000 outdoor track awards with
Tennessee's Stephen Harris being named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year.
Harris, a native of Norcross, Ga., earned All-America honors by finishing
fourth at the NCAA Championships in the decathlon with a UT freshman record
of 7,651 points that also ranks seventh in school history. At the SEC
Championships, he finished third in the decathlon with 7,313 points and
also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay that placed fifth in the
Harris shared the award with Mississippi State's Pierre Browne. Auburn's
Gabor Mate was named Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year while Arkansas' John
McDonnell was named Coach of the Year.
Burke named to National team
Published: Tue Jun 27, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:18 p.m.