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Southern Conference Freshman of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Kelly Sweppenhiser won this award in 2003
Recent history of winners for Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1997-2018

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Historical Winners - Southern Conference Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018R.J. YeagerIF16-3 185 R-R 1998-10-02 19Panama City,Florida NCAA2018-2018-   Mercer U.  
2017Caleb WebsterIF35-10 165 R-R 1997-01-22 20Randleman,North Carolina NCAA2017-2018-   UNC Greensboro  
2016Jabari RichardsOF16-0 180 L-L 1997-03-20 19Fayetteville,Georgia NCAA2016-2018-   Furman U.  
2015Austin Edens1B46-0 215 R-R 1996-- 19Baton Rouge,Louisiana NCAA2015-2018-   Samford U.  
2014Heath QuinnRF76-2 190 R-R 1995-06-07 19Birmingham,Alabama A+2014-2018-
2016- 3-  95-SFN
Samford U.MinorsSan Francisco Giants (A+)
2013Benigno MarreroIF-OF16-0 175 R-R 1992-06-16 21Greensboro,North Carolina NCAA2013-2013-   UNC Greensboro  
2012Chase GriffinC26-0 190 R-R 1992-11-01 19Albany,Georgia NCAA2012-2015-   Georgia So.U.  
2011Daniel AldrichOF56-2 190 L-R 1990-10-05 20Wurzburg,Germany A2010-2018-   Col. CharlestonFree Agent  
2010Will MuzikaSS-2B15-10 161 R-R 1991-04-12 19Spartanburg,South Carolina NCAA2010-2013-   Furman U.  
2009Ross Heffley2B45-8 175 R-R 1990-01-21 19Snellville,Georgia A+2009-2013-
2012-18- 569-ATL
Western Carolina U.Free Agent  
2008Thomas GirdwoodP36-2 196 R-R 1989-03-14 19Charlotte,North Carolina RK2008-2011-
2011-28- 856-OAK
Elon U.  
2007Richard Jones1B46-0 210 L-R 1988-01-31 19Sumter,South Carolina A+2007-2012-
2009- 9- 290-CHN
The CitadelFree Agent  
2006Steven HensleyP36-3 180 R-R 1986-12-27 19Asheville,North Carolina AAA2006-2015-
Elon U.Free Agent  
2005Steven StrausbaughC25-9 200 R-R 1985-11-04 19Venice,Florida A+2005-2009-
Western Carolina U.  
2004Chris Campbell2B25-10 170 R-R 1985-06-18 19Daytona Beach,Florida NCAA2004-2007-   Col. Charleston  
2003Kelly Sweppenhiser3B36-0 185 R-R 1983-11-25 19Sunbury,Pennsylvania AAA2003-2007-
Virginia Military Institute  
2002Matt Lein3B15-11 190 B-R 1983-- 19Alpharetta,Georgia NCAA2002-2003-   Wofford Col  
2001Derek NormanC15-11 195 R-R 1982-02-21 19Knoxville,Tennessee A2001-2005-   Furman U.  
2000Ryan GordonP65-11 180 L-L 1981-01-27 19Greenville,North Carolina NCAA2000-2004-
UNC Greensboro  
1999Brett LewisP16-4 210 R-R 1979-04-11 20Douglasville,Georgia Ind1999-2003-
2002-29- 873-CHN
Georgia So.U.  
1998Philip Hartig1B66-3 210 R-R 1977-12-18 20Charlotte,North Carolina A1998-2002-
2001-25- 752-FLO
The Citadel  
1997Rodney HancockP16-0 200 L-L 1978-07-19 18Anderson,South Carolina A-1997-1999-
1999-29- 872-PIT
The Citadel