FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Freshman baseball player Kirk McConnell was named to the Southeastern Conference At-Large Good Works Team for 2002 conference commissioner Roy Kramer announced today.The at-large Good Works Team represents 17 SEC sponsored sports including men’s soccer and lacrosse. The Good Works Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
McConnell, who currently leads the SEC with seven triples, is a member of UA’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee which gives student-athletes a voice on how to improve financial aid, jobs, equipment and overall athletic conditions.
The Magnolia, Ark., native participated in the Health South Halloween Carnival and served Thanksgiving dinner at the Homestyle Assisted Living Center.
McConnell also escorted more than 80 children around the Arkansas campus as part of the Hold Middle School field trip.
McConnell currently leads the squad with a .299 batting average and is second with a .409 on-base percentage. He has driven in 22 runs this season and has one home run which was a grand slam against Georgia earlier this season.
The Razorbacks conclude the 2002 regular season with a three-game series this weekend against the Auburn Tigers at Baum Stadium. First pitch for Friday’s series opener is set for 6:30 p.m.