Czarniecki 1st-team All-SEC

Senior outfielder Jordan Czarniecki was the only Tennessee player named to the 2003 All-Southeastern Conference team but he garnered first-team honors.

Czarniecki, who led the SEC with 32 stolen bases and led the Vols with 54 runs scored, hit .311 with four home runs and 30 RBI as Tennessee finished the season 31-24. He becomes the first Tennessee outfielder to garner first-team honors since Scott Schroeffel in 1996 and the 10th in school history.

The leadoff hitter finished his two-year career tied for fifth with 56 stolen bases and tied for third with 27 hit by pitches.

Noted for his great defense and exciting diving catches in the field, Czarniecki did not make an error in 128 chances this season. He had six outfield assists while being among just five outfielders in the league to not commit an error.

LSU junior shortstop Aaron Hill was selected 2003 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, South Carolina's junior lefty David Marchbanks was named Pitcher of the Year and Ole Miss utility player/pitcher Stephen Head was named 2003 SEC Freshman of the Year by a vote of the league's 12 head baseball coaches. The coaches also tabbed LSU skipper Smoke Laval as the SEC Coach of the Year.

Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players, thus a unanimous selection earns 11 of the 12 first-team votes. No player was a unanimous selection to this year's team.


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