Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Justin Henry Named to All-SEC Tournament Team

Justin Henry, a junior outfielder and team captain for Ole Miss, was named to the Southeastern Conference Tournament All-Tournament team following the conclusion of the event as selected by the media the league office announced on Sunday.

It is believed to be the first time a player has been named to the All-Tournament team three straight years at three different positions. Henry was named to the All-Tournament team as a designated hitter in 2005 and as a second baseman in 2006.

Ole Miss advanced to the semi-finals of the Tournament before falling to top-ranked and eventual tournament champion Vanderbilt in a pair of games on Saturday.

“Justin is very deserving of being named to the All-Tournament team at the Southeastern Conference Tournament,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “Justin has been a big part of our success this season and in the tournament it was no different. For him to have been named to the All-Tournament team three consecutive years is an amazing thing, but to do it at three different positions truly speaks to his athleticism and talent as a baseball player.”

Henry led the Rebels at the SEC Tournament as the junior from Vicksburg, Miss., hit .400 for the four games in the tournament with two RBI and three runs scored. He also posted a .667 slugging percentage with two doubles and a triple as well as posting an on base percentage of .471 for the four games. He also drew two walks in the tournament.

The Rebels and Henry will return to the field this Friday when Ole Miss will play host to an NCAA Regional for the fourth-straight season as the 2007 NCAA Tournament opens play.

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