ATHENS, Ga.—– University of Georgia graduate infielder Cole Tate has been named to the 2022 SEC Baseball Community Service team, the league office announced Wednesday.
Tate has tallied 40 hours of teaching sports/reading to students in area schools including those with special needs in Oconee County as part of adaptive physical education program. His past service efforts include participating in the Vs. Cancer program to raise awareness for children/pediatric cancer. He helped in Special Olympics baseball games, a Food2Kids Snack Drive and the #DawgsToThePolls voter education series.
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports. The SEC looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.
On the field this season, Tate has started 35 games at either shortstop or third base for the No. 25 ranked Bulldogs who are 34-18. He ranks second on the team with a .348 batting average and has hit four home runs with 25 RBI. Last weekend at top-ranked Tennessee, he batted .600 (6-fo-10) with a pair of doubles, two home runs and five RBI. Last night against Presbyterian, Tate went 2-for-2 and tied his career high with four RBI.
The Bulldogs finish the SEC regular season with a three-game set against Missouri starting Thursday at Foley Field.