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July 11, 2013

Kannapolis Intimidators shortstop named NJCAA Player of the Year

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The NJCAA national office announced Wednesday the winner of the 2013 David Rowlands Award, presented annually to the nation's top male student-athlete. East Central Community College (Miss.) shortstop Tim Anderson earned the award after a remarkable season with the Warriors.

"It feels great to win this award," Anderson said. "To be recognized out of all of the junior college athletes in the country is a real honor."

"Anytime you have one of your athletes win a national award it's amazing because there's so many teams across the country that play junior college sports and it's such a large pool for them to be chosen from," said East Central CC head coach Neal Holliman. "We strive from the administration down to not only have quality players but quality individuals in all of our programs. This award is just another reiteration on what we're trying to achieve. We want to have a top-notch program that's not just about winning and losing, but that is successful all around."

Selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft in June, the Chicago White Sox made Anderson the seventh-highest drafted player to come straight from an NJCAA college. The Tuscaloosa, Ala., native is the highest drafted shortstop to come straight from a two-year college since Glen Franklin of Chipola (Fla.) was taken with the ninth overall pick in the 1978 draft.

"I was speechless. It was an exciting moment for me and my family to have my name called. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing to do. My family and I got to tour New York City which was great. I didn't expect to be picked so high. My agent texted me saying 'Smile', right before the 17th pick so that's when I knew."

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