Kentucky Baseball’s Dorian Hairston was named to the 2015 SEC Baseball Community Service Team on Tuesday. This coming a few days after he was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. Each team in the SEC had one player on the team, here is why they awarded Hairston his spot:
“KENTUCKY – Dorian Hairston, Jr., OF, Lexington, Ky.
Is active in the community as a Lexington high school athlete advancing to the best conference in college baseball … Has participated in the Bluegrass Miracle League, a youth baseball organization dedicated to providing handicapped children a chance to play … Has worked with God’s Panty to pack backpacks for elementary school children … A blossoming poet, has read poetry and spoke to high school students, including at his alma mater, Tates Creek … Is active through the Affrilachian Poets Society and his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma … Was the baseball finalist for the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar in 2014, which highlights student-athletes of color who exemplify the standards set by tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. … Named to the 2013 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and the 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll … Has a 3.82 cumulative GPA as an English major, with a minor in African-America Studies … Named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team in 2015.” -SECsports.com
Hairston is batting .306 with four home runs and 20 RBIS. Kentucky returns to action tonight against Northern Kentucky on the SEC Network. Game time is at 7 p.m.