Scott Nabs SEC Honors

Senior named league’s player of the week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt’s Stephen Scott has been recognized as SEC Player of the Week after helping lift the No. 2 Commodores to the SEC regular season title over the weekend, the league office announced Monday.

In four games last week, the Cary, N.C., native batted .615 (8-for-13) while walloping four home runs and accounting for 21 total bases. Scott recorded three multiple-hit games at Kentucky while notching seven hits and three homers on the weekend.

In Thursday’s series opener, Scott collected his third career multi-home run game and first since the 2018 NCAA Clemson Regional. The senior capped a five-run first inning, delivering his 25th career home run with a three-run shot and clubbed a leadoff long ball two frames later.

Scott becomes the third Commodore to be named SEC Player of the Week, joining Austin Martin (Feb. 18) and JJ Bleday (April 1). Six Vanderbilt student-athletes were recognized by the league during the regular season with Drake Fellows being named pitcher of the week twice (March 25, May 3) and Kumar Rocker receiving freshman of the week (April 15).

Vanderbilt returns to action as the top-seed at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, and will open double-elimination play Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 8-seed Auburn and No. 9-seed Tennessee. The contest can be seen on the SEC Network.