GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 13) – Georgia Tech’s Mark Teixeira was named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week in the 2001 season.
Teixeira, a junior third basemen, earned the conference honors after leading Georgia Tech to a 2-1 record against Lamar, No. 7 Rice and No. 4 Nebraska in the Crowne Plaza/Rice Invitational in Houston last weekend.
For the week, the Severna Park, Md., native totaled six hits, five RBI, one double and two home runs. He finished his first 11 at bats with a .545 batting average and an on base percentage of .667 after being walked four times. The Yellow Jackets faced each team’s top pitcher in the tournament, including highly regarded Kenny Baugh of Rice and Shane Komine of Nebraska, and Teixeira concluding the three-game weekend series with a 1.182 slugging percentage.
Teixeira was named the ACC’s Player of the Week for the fifth time in his career.