Chris Bisson Named All-SEC Second Baseman

May 25, 2010

HOOVER, Ala. -- Kentucky junior second baseman Chris Bisson has been selected second-team All-Southeastern Conference in a voting of the conference coaches, it was announced by the league office during the live "SEC BP Show" on SECsports.com, Tuesday afternoon at Regions Park.

A native of Orleans, Ontario, the honor is the second consecutive second-team All-SEC honor for Bisson, who became the first Kentucky player since catcher John Wilson in 1999-2000 to earn All-SEC accolades in back-to-back seasons. Bisson is the first UK second baseman to earn All-SEC accolades in back-to-back seasons since MLB infielder Terry Shumpert was named first-team All-SEC in 1986-87.

Bisson, a 5-foot-11, left-handed hitter, batted .329 (69-for-210) in 51 games this season, missing five games after suffering a broken nose on a pitch during the third weekend of the season. Bisson finished the regular-season with a staggering 32 stolen bases in 39 attempts, leading the SEC and becoming the first UK player to steal 30 or more bases in a season since Chad Green stole a school-record 56 in 1996. A preseason All-America selection by Baseball America, Bisson led the team with 12 doubles, adding one triple, five homers and 35 RBI, pacing the team with 28 walks.

In his career, Bisson has played in 131 games and started 115, batting .325 (157-for-483) with 101 runs, 24 doubles, four triple, seven homers and 91 RBI, stealing 48-of-60 bases. Last season, Bisson led UK in nearly every offensive category, batting .360 (80-for-222) with nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 52 RBI, stealing 13-of-15 bases.

2010 SEC Awards

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Hunter Morris, Auburn
SEC PITCHER OF THE YEAR - Drew Pomeranz, Ole Miss
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Austin Maddox, Florida
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Cory Luckie, Auburn
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR - Kevin O'Sullivan, Florida

FIRST TEAM

1B - Hunter Morris, Auburn
2B - Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt
3B - Zack Cox, Arkansas
SS - Josh Rutledge, Alabama
C - Micah Gibbs, LSU
OF - Taylor Dugas, Alabama
OF - Trent Mummey, Auburn
OF - Brian Fletcher, Auburn
DH - Kevin Patterson, Auburn
P - Blake Cooper, South Carolina
P - Drew Pomeranz, Ole Miss
RP - Kevin Chapman, Florida

SECOND TEAM

1B - Preston Tucker, Florida
2B - Chris Bisson, Kentucky
3B - Austin Maddox, Florida
SS - Austin Nola, LSU
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
C - Ryan Jenkins, Auburn
OF - Matt den Dekker, Florida
OF - Brett Eibner, Arkansas
OF - Jackie Bradley Jr., South Carolina
DH - Matt Gaudet, LSU
P - Drew Smyly, Arkansas
P - Grant Dayton, Auburn
P - Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt
RP - Matt Price, South Carolina
RP - Brett Huber, Ole Miss

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM

1B - Christian Walker, South Carolina
2B - Anthony Gomez, Vanderbilt
3B - Austin Maddox, Florida
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
C - Mike Zunino, Florida
OF - Andrew Miller, Alabama
OF - Evan Marzilli, South Carolina
OF - Chris Fritts, Tennessee
OF - Connor Harrell, Vanderbilt
DH - Brian Johnson, Florida
P - Hudson Randall, Florida
P - Brian Johnson, Florida
P - Chris Stratton, Mississippi State
RP - Brett Huber, Ole Miss
RP - Matt Price, South Carolina

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM

P - Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt
1B - Preston Tucker, Florida
2B - Scott Wingo, South Carolina
SS - Nolan Fontana, Florida
3B - Jake Smith, Alabama
C - Micah Gibbs, LSU
OF - Matt den Dekker, Florida
OF - Trent Mummey, Auburn
OF - Jackie Bradley Jr., South Carolina