Carriere's Christian Smith Named 2018 SSAC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Christian Smith (SR/Carriere, Miss.) of William Carey (Miss.) has been named the 2018 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Friday.

The Basics

Class: Senior Major: Biological Science GPA: 3.85 Hometown: Carriere, Miss.

About Christian Smith

  • Named First-Team All-Conference, Gold Glove and All-Academic

  • Started all 56 games for the Crusaders, hitting .330 with 64 hits, 55 runs and 52 stolen bases, while also playing errorless ball in the outfield

  • His 52 steals leads the NAIA and posted a season-long hitting streak of 17 games March 21-April 17

William Carey University Head Coach Bobby Halford on Smith

"Christian is a dedicated student-athlete who gives 100% all the time."

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