April 13, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Tyler Mims of the Blazer baseball team has been named UAB Student-Athlete of the Week for his excellence in the classroom and on the baseball diamond.
Mims, a red-shirt freshman, recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the fall semester as an industrial distribution major. He also owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA through three semesters at UAB.
On the baseball field, Mims has been a versatile player for head coach Brian Shoop, seeing playing time at catcher, in the outfield and as the designated hitter.
For the season, Mims has played in 22 games, making 16 starts and registered a batting average of .306 (19-for-62). The Hoover, Ala., has scored 12 runs, knocked in 11 and tallied 22 total bases.
In Conference USA games, Mims has hit even better, going 7-for-16 (.438) with three RBI over the span of five contests.
The Blazers host Tulane for a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT at Young Memorial Field.