UA player named to SEC Good Works Team

BIRMINGHAM, AL. Alabama senior right-hand pitcher Adam Scott has been named to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Baseball Good Works Team, the league office announced Monday.

Scott played a vital role in the team's off-the-field success this season in the community. He teamed with Alabama Director of Baseball of Operations Drew French and put together one of the most impressive community service calendars in recent history.

"I am really proud of our team for the role they played in the community this season," Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard said.  "When fans come to ballpark to watch our team, I want them to know our players.  I think our team did a nice job this season in the community and Adam Scott was a big part of that success.

"He worked with Drew French in coordinating our community plan all season long and they did a tremendous job.  I was very pleased with our community service efforts this season and Adam played a huge role in that success," Gaspard added.

The baseball team captured the 2010 Alabama Athletics Department's Community Service and Outreach Award at the annual UA Academics and Life Skills banquet on Monday, April 26 at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium.  The team logged more than 700 hours of community service this school year visiting local schools, churches, nursing home and retirement centers.

Some of projects included: Capstone Village Retirement Community Active Aging Week (Sept. 21-25, 2009); Crossing Points Golf Tourney (Oct. 1, 2009); Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger Canned Food Drive; Halloween Extravaganza (Oct. 28, 2009); Turkey Bowl (Nov. 23, 2009); Project Angel Tree (December 1, 2009); Sprayberry Education Center Christmas Party (December 8, 2009); Prayers for Chance Fund and Make-A-Wish with Bama Baseball.

The SEC began recognizing its baseball team's for community service work in 2006.  Alabama's past winners including Emeel Salem (2006 and 2007) and Kent Matthes (2008 and 2009).  Two-time All-American Andy Phillips was named to the SEC Good Works At-Large Team in 1999.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics Department