Ben Anderson, a graduate student in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program, has recently been named the Southeastern Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Anderson, a co-captain and native of LaGrange, Ga., has already earned a degree in Biochemistry. He is working on his master’s degree with plans to go to medical school after his baseball career.
He is batting .279 with five doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 32 RBI in 53 starts. He was the 2022 Boyd McWhorter SEC Postgraduate Scholarship institutional winner for UGA. He had a 31-game on base streak and thrice has led off games with home runs including to start the season. He has provided exceptional defense in 134 total chances including three assists. He is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, an annual member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the Dean’s List. He is a member of LEAD, the UGA Athletic Association Leadership Academy and the baseball player council.
Starting in 2004, the SEC recognized a SEC Scholar-Athlete in baseball, and Anderson becomes the third Bulldog to be honored, joining Gordon Beckham (2008) and Keegan McGovern (2018).