UHV Athlete of the Week: Derek Smith
Player: Derek Smith
Position: Second Baseman
Hometown: Richmond, TX
Highlights of the Week: Had a monster week as he set a new UHV single-game record for RBI with 10 in a 23-1 win over Huston-Tillotson and also tied a UHV single-game record for hits with five in that game. He belted a grand slam and two three-run home runs on the week as he went 10-for-21 at the plate for a 0.476 batting average and a 1.000 slugging percentage. He finished the week with 18 RBI and seven runs scored, along with a 0.500 on-base percentage. He also did not strikeout in 18 official plate appearances.
In the field he did not make an error in 15 chances (7 putouts and 8 assists), while he extended his hitting streak to seven games.
Career Ambition: Be the best player and person he can be
High School: 2015 graduate of Fort Bend Christian Academy
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter