Tennessee's Chris Burke, Jeff Christensen and Jamie Bennett were named to
the All-SEC Baseball team that was announced May 15. Chris Burke was named
to the first team while Christensen and Bennett were second team
Burke, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, capped off a successful sophomore
campaign with an impressive .401 batting average and 56 stolen bases. Burke
tied Jeff Pickler's school record for hits in a season after he connected
on his 109th hit against South Carolina. Burke is one of just three players
to hit over 100 in a single season.
Burke also earned first team All-America honors from USA Today/Baseball
Weekly and was named to the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger
All-America squad as a second team selection.
Senior pitching ace Jamie Bennett wrapped up second team honors for the
second consecutive season. Bennett led the pitching staff this season in
wins (10), innings-pitched (149.2), games-started (19), complete games (6)
and strikeouts (111). Bennett wrapped up his career at Tennessee finishing
fourth in career victories (21) and starts (40) and ranks second in innings
pitched (313.2) and strikeouts (253).
Knoxville native Jeff Christensen rounded out the conference selections for
UT as he was named to the second team as the designated hitter. Christensen
had an outstanding season at the plate as the junior was second on the team
with a .354 batting average. Christensen led the team with 11 home runs
while batting in 54 runners on the season.
Three Vols named to All-SEC baseball squad
Published: Tue Jun 06, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:17 p.m.