Anderson Earns All-America Honor
FAYETTEVILLE —Arkansas junior Brian Anderson was named a second-team preseason All-American by Perfect Game USA on Monday.
Anderson was selected after leading Arkansas at the plate in 2012, hitting .325 with 4 home runs and 36 RBIs. The Deer Creek, Okla., native struggled defensively as a sophomore, committing a team-high 20 errors. Most of the mistakes came on throwing errors from either third base or shortstop.
But Anderson was selected as a second-team All-American as a second baseman, which is where he spent most of the fall before being sidelined after suffering a stress fracture in his foot. Anderson — who is expected to be healthy in time for the season — is projected as Arkansas starting second baseman. He also can play shortstop, third base or in the outfield.
Arkansas will open preseason practice Friday at 2 p.m. Arkansas will open the season with a three-game series against Appalachian State beginning Feb. 14.
Jackson Named SEC Freshman of the Week
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.
Jackson earned the weekly award for the third time this season after averaging 27.5 points and 7 rebounds in two games against Georgia and Ole Miss. She scored 24 points in the loss to the Bulldogs, then helped the Razorbacks rebound with a 31 points in the home win against the Rebels on Sunday.
The Jacksonville native leads Arkansas in scoring (16.4 points) and rebounds (6.1).
Jackson ranks sixth in the SEC in scoring and is ninth in field goal percentage (43.9).