CAREER ACCOLADES 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2013 First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE (2014) Started all 61 games in center field in 2014 and has started every game for the Crimson Tide during two-year career ... finished tied for the team lead with 73 hits on the season ... had a pair of hits and a run scored in the SEC Tournament game vs. Kentucky (May 20) ... hit a two-run home run in the 5-1 win at sixth-ranked LSU on May 10 ... hit .357 (5-14) against Auburn, highlighted by a three-hit performance in the rubber match (April 13) ... picked up a pair of singles and one RBI against UL-Monroe on April 1 ... had one of the Tide's five triples of 2014, driving in two runs on a three-bagger against Troy (March 25) ... had two RBI on a double and two singles in the win over Arkansas on March 21 ... was 3-for-7 in the Alcorn State series, which included his first homer of the season (March 18-19) ... played a key role in the series finale extra-innings win over No. 20 Kentucky on March 15, going 3-for-5 with a run scored ... had an eight-game hitting streak snapped against No. 20 Kentucky on March 14 ... drove in a run on a double and scored a run against Samford (March 11) ... recorded a pair of singles in the Capital City Classic against Auburn on March 5 ... notched his 22nd career multi-hit game when he went 2-for-5 in the series finale at No. 10 Louisiana-Lafayette, highlighted by a pair of singles, a walk and one RBI on Sunday (March 2) ... batted .571 (8-14) over the Stephen F. Austin series from Feb. 21-23 ... reached base three times in the second game of the series with SFA, including a double, HBP and a run scored (Feb. 22) ... tied an Alabama single-game record with five hits against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 20) ... had a pair of hits, a run scored and a stolen base in the season opening game with Saint Louis on Feb. 14.
FRESHMAN (2013) Named to the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... was named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 18 following the Tennessee series ... started all 63 games in center field for the Tide, while batting leadoff or in the No. 2 position all season ... finished his freshman campaign batting .269 (71-264) with five doubles, a triple and a home run while recording 28 RBI and 31 runs scored ... led the team with 71 hits in a team-high 264 at-bats ... had at least one hit in 49 games and reached base safely in 55 total games ... was second on the club with nine stolen bases and tied for second with 27 walks ... hit .273 against conference opponents, registering five extra-base hits including four doubles and one home run, while adding 12 RBI and 16 runs scored ... totaled 18 multi-hit games, with five three-hit performances ... produced three outfield assists, cutting down two runners at the plate and one at third ... registered four multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI game during the Tennessee series ... posted streaks of eight consecutive games with a hit, 14 straight contests on base and 23 games in a row without an error ... had two walk-off hits and scored the game-winning run five times ... had two hits and three RBI in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Alabama's win over No. 21 Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament (May 23) ... recorded a single, a walk and a RBI in each of the final two games at top-ranked Vanderbilt on May 17 and 18 ... posted a hit and a run scored in each game of the series with Missouri, with two multi hit efforts (May 10-12) ... turned in a 2-for-3 night in the win over No. 25 Troy on May 8, reaching base four times on a pair of singles and walks while scoring a season-high three runs ... reached base twice and chipped in his third multi-RBI game in the second game of the doubleheader against Mississippi State (May 4) ... doubled twice on his way to his 14th multi-hit game of the season in the Friday win over Texas A&M on April 26 ... recorded a hit in each game of the series with second-ranked LSU, including his 13th multi-hit effort in the Saturday game (April 20) ... reached base in each game of the series No. 9 Arkansas from April 4-6 ... had his fifth three-hit performance of the year in the victory over the Razorbacks with three singles and two runs scored (April 6) ... reached base four times in the win over Auburn on March 28, producing a single and three walks ... recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the season with a 2-for-5, two-run performance at Georgia (March 24) ... reached base three times versus Jacksonville State with two singles, a walk and a RBI ... had two multi-hit games against Tennessee and reached base at least twice in each game (March 15-17) ... went 3-for-5 with a season-high four RBI in the final game of the Tennessee series on March 17 ... reached base three times apiece in two of the three games vs. Tulane, going 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's game (March 2), followed by a Sunday performance that included a single, two walks and a run scored (March 3) ... drew a season-high three walks against Samford on Feb. 26 ... had a pair of three-hit games at Florida Atlantic with a RBI and run scored in each game, finishing the series batting .538 (7-13) against the Owls (Feb. 22-24) ... went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in the finale of the season-opening series against Virginia Military Institute (Feb. 17) ... recorded a run and RBI in his first career game at Alabama in the first game of the season (Feb. 16).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Named the South Birmingham Player of the Year in 2011 and again in 2012 while starring for Vestavia Hills High School ... also tabbed as the 2011 and 2012 Over the Mountain Athlete of the Year ... a three-time all-metro selection by the Birmingham News ... was a 2012 Preseason Southeast All-Region First Team selection by Perfect Game USA ... ranked the No. 6 prospect in Alabama and No. 166 nationally by PG ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 Players list ... a 2011 Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State selection as an outfielder per the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... finished his junior season with a .442 batting average, 11 doubles, seven home runs, 27 RBI, 37 runs and 11 stolen bases ... was a 2011 Perfect Game USA Third Team Preseason Underclassmen All-American honoree and a Perfect Game USA High School Honorable Mention Preseason Underclassmen All-American selection in 2010 ... participated in a number of PG USA showcases during the summer of 2011 ... named the Birmingham News' South Hitter of the Year in 2011 ... a 2011 First Team All-Hoover/South selection by the Birmingham News ... also a standout on the football field as a running back for Vestavia Hills ... named the Over the Mountain Touchdown Club's Birmingham Football Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 ... son of George Salem and Paige Hockman ... has a younger brother, Drew ... both his father (1986) and grandfather George (1956) played football at Alabama ... uncle, Ed Salem, was an All-American halfback for the Crimson Tide in 1950 and was a 1951 draft pick of the Washington Redskins ... cousin, Emeel Salem, played baseball for the Tide from 2005-07 and was a two-time All-American, earning first-team honors in 2006 ... born George Hanna Salem on Aug. 11, 1993.