Leiter Named Male Amateur Athlete of the Year

Jack Leiter earns achievement award from Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter (2020-21) has been named the 2022 Tennessee Male Amateur Athlete of the Year as announced by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday.

Leiter was one of five consensus first-team All-Americans nationally in 2021. He was named a first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Leiter was also the SEC Newcomer of the Year. He was selected by the Texas Rangers with the second overall pick of the 2021 MLB Draft.

Named to the All-Tournament Team at the College World Series, Leiter ended the 2021 season having started 18 games in which he compiled an 11-4 record, finished with a 2.13 ERA and totaled 179 strikeouts over 100 innings.

He was named the Baseball America 2021 Freshman of the Year.

Leiter will be formally presented the award as part of the hall’s 2022 Banquet, presented by the Tennessee Titans, on July 23 at the Omni Nashville Downtown.