- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference head baseball coaches have selected a University of Arkansas outfielder as the top player in the league.

The conference announced Monday that sophomore Andrew Benintendi picked up the honor. He is the first player in program history to win SEC Player of the Year and the first Razorback baseball player to take home a major conference award since 2006.

The Cincinnati native finished the season as the conference leader in batting average, home runs, on base percentage and total bases. He led the nation with a .771 slugging percentage.

Benintendi is the first player in Arkansas’ history with 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season and was the only power five conference player to do so this year.

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