May 31, 2001

Union Signs Junior College Baseball All-American

Jackson, Tenn. -Union University Bulldogs head baseball coach Andy Rushing announced Thursday that Clarksville, Tenn. native Chip Briggs has signed to play his final two seasons of college baseball for the Bulldogs. According to Rushing, Briggs is "everything you look for in a student athlete. Chip is the real deal."

A 1999 graduate of Clarksville High School, Briggs has spent the last two seasons at Jackson State Community College where he was an All-American second baseman who was selected twice to the JCCAA Academic All-American team. This past season, he was named All-Western Division, All-Conference, All-Region, in addition to his All-American selection. Briggs hit eight homeruns and drove in 65 runs while posting a .453 batting average and was the recipient of the 2001 Rawlings Big Stick Award.


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