Career Awards SEC Freshman of the Week, March 18, 2013 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Freshman (2013) Named SEC Freshman of the Week on March 18 following the Tennessee series ... 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... started all 63 games in center field for the Tide, while hitting either leadoff or in the 2-hole all season ... finished his freshman season batting .269 with a home run, five doubles, a triple, 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 bases safely in 55 games ... second on the club with nine stolen bases and tied for second with 27 walks ... hit .273 against SEC opponents, with five extra-base hits (one home run, four doubles), 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 straight games with a hit, 14 consecutive games on base and 23 straight games without an error ... knocked in the game-winning run twice 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. 18 Mississippi at the SEC Tournament ... recorded a single, a walk and an RBI in each of the final two games at top-ranked Vanderbilt ... posted a hit and a run scored in each game of the Missouri series, with two multi-hit efforts ... reached base three times in the opener vs. Mizzou (5.10) with a pair of singles and a walk ... turned in a 2-for-3 night in the win over No. 25 Troy (5.8), reaching base four times on a pair of singles and a couple of walks while scoring a season-high three runs ... notched a hit in each game of the series at No. 15 Mississippi State ... reached twice and chipped in his third multi-RBI game in the second game of the MSU doubleheader on 3.4 ... doubled twice en route to his 14th multi-hit game of the season in the Friday win over Texas A&M (4.26) ... recorded a hit in each game of the series with the second-ranked LSU Tigers, including his 13th multi-hit effort in the Saturday game (4.20) ... reached twice on an RBI single and a walk versus UAB (4.16), coming around to score each time ... was on base in each game against No. 18 Mississippi, including a two-hit, two-walk performance in the final game of the series (4.14) ... stroked two singles and added a run scored and an RBI against Alcorn State (4.10) ... reached base in each game of the series with No. 9 Arkansas ... had his fifth three-hit performance of the year in the victory over the Razorbacks (4.6), with three singles and two runs scored ... had a pair of singles, an RBI and a run scored in the win over Southeastern Louisiana (4.2) ... produced a single in each game of the Auburn series ... reached base four times in the win over Auburn (3.28), 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 (3.24) ... reached base three times versus Jacksonville State (3.20), with two singles, a walk and an RBI ... had two multi-hit games against Tennessee and reached base at least twice in each game ... hit 3-for-5 with a season-high four RBI in the final game of the Tennessee series on March 17... delivered an RBI single on a drag bunt versus Memphis (3.13) ... drew walks in two of three games at No. 5 Louisville ... reached base three times in two of the three games versus Tulane, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in the Saturday game, followed by a Sunday performance that included a single, two walks and a run scored ... drew a season-high three walks against Samford (2.26) ... had a pair of three-hit games at Florida Atlantic (with an RBI and run scored in each game) ... finished the FAU series 7-for-13 (.538) ...played a key role against Southern Mississippi (2.19), contributing a two-RBI double and a run scored ... went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases in the finale of the season-opening series against VMI (2.17).
High School Named the South Birmingham player of the year in 2011 and again in 2012, while starring for Vestavia Hills High School ... also tabbed 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 Perfect Game USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... a 2011 class 6A honorable mention all-state selection as an outfielder, by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... finished his junior season with a .422 batting average, seven home runs, 27 RBI, 11 doubles, 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 honorable mention preseason underclassmen All-American selection in 2010 ... participated in a number of Perfect Game 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 ... his high school baseball head coach was Dal Davis.
Personal Born George Hanna Salem on Aug. 11, 1993 ... parents are 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 at halfback for the 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 ... majoring in marketing.