Mercer’s Derrick Workman named A-Sun top male student-athlete

Telegraph StaffJune 5, 2014 

Derrick Workman’s baseball career at Mercer ended last month, but the honors didn’t stop.

The recent graduate was named the A-Sun’s male student-athlete of the year on Thursday.

Workman is the first Mercer male to earn the honor since men’s basketball player Will Emerson did it in 2005-06.

Workman is also a recipient of the conference’s male postgraduate scholarship.

He was named the conference’s baseball scholar-athlete of the year and Capital One academic All-American last month, while also setting the Mercer career record for hits.

Workman has been a member of the A-Sun’s all-academic team every year at Mercer.

He made the conference all-freshman team in 2011 and as well as the Louisville Slugger freshman All-America team after batting .332 with nine homers.

Workman hit .333 as a sophomore and .338 as a junior, earning first-team all-conference honors both years.

Workman batting .287 in his final season, with eight doubles, five homers and 27 RBI, and had an on-base percentage of .395.

The graduate of Dominion Christian was involved in many extracurricular and off-campus activities: Mercer’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Macon Miracle League, Boys and Girls Club of Middle Georgia, Must Ministries of Atlanta and Miller Middle School.

He also served as an assistant youth and children’s minister with his local church.

Lipscomb runner Tessa Hoefle was the women’s student-athlete of the year. Florida Gulf Coast basketball standout Sarah Hansen earned the female postgraduate scholarship recipent, and USC Upstate’s Anna Miller is the conference’s NCAA woman of the year nominee.

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