By Maurice Patton
A trio of former Maury County athletes was recently recognized by the American Midwest Conference for their performance in the classroom.
J.T. Hamilton, Alex Huey and Will McCall, members of the Freed-Hardeman baseball team, were named Academic All-Conference this week.
Student-athletes must be in at least their second semester at their AMC institution, attain a 3.0 grade-point average and complete the year on the team to be eligible for academic all-conference honors.
The conference recognized a total of 204 players – 40 more than the 2018-19 school year – from its 10 schools. Freed-Hardeman led the way, placing 34 players on the list.
Hamilton, Huey and McCall were each sophomores this spring for the Lions, who were 17-5 at the time their season was stopped because of the COVID-19 virus. Hamilton is a Zion Christian Academy graduate, while Huey and McCall both graduated from Columbia Academy, where they won the Class A state championship as seniors in 2018.