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Terry Earns UTM's Top Male Athlete Honor

By Greg Hammond
By ghammond@wbbjtv.com

Cody Terry, a senior shortstop at The University of Tennessee at Martin was the recipient of the Outstanding Sportsmanship award and the Bob Carroll Male Athlete of the Year honor. The honors were presented Monday night at UT Martin’s Sixth Annual Senior Athlete Night in the Duncan Ballroom in the Boling University Center.

Terry, a St. Louis native, has had success on and off the playing field. While ranking amongst the top-10 in several career categories on the diamond, he currently sports a 3.86 Grade Point Average and has been recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll all three years.

This past season, Terry was one of just six OVC student-athletes to win the Scholar-Athlete Award, which is the highest individual honor an OVC student-athlete can receive.

Terry also serves as the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at UT Martin and is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Presenting Terry with the Male Athlete of the Year was former UT Martin football coach and Athletics Hall of Fame member Bob Carroll.

Terry is the all-time baseball leader in runs scored, doubles, assists and at-bats. He is one of only two players in program history to amass 200 career hits and his 118 runs batted in also ranks as the third-best total in Skyhawk baseball history.

This season, Terry is currently batting a career-best .335 and has swiped a career-high nine stolen bases. He has hit safely in 32 out of 41 games and slammed a two-run walk-off homer against Purdue on March 13. He leads the squad with 18 multi-hit games in 2011 and In March was named as one of 30 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

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