Farmer Earns Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award
Kyle Farmer will be honored Jan. 26 by the Braves 400 Club.


Kyle Farmer will be honored Jan. 26 by the Braves 400 Club.
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Jan. 11, 2013

On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Braves 400 Fan Club at their annual banquet will honor Georgia senior shortstop Kyle Farmer as the Most Outstanding Scholar Athlete in the state.

Farmer will receive the award during the 47th Eddie Glennon “Gameboree” at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center with Chipper Jones serving as the headliner. Current and former Atlanta Braves will pay tribute to Jones plus a number of awards will be given to honor the top baseball players around the state and in the Braves organization.

Farmer, a Communication Studies major, owns a .313 career batting average with 15 home runs and 124 RBI. He was a 35th round draft pick of the New York Yankees last June and served as the starting shortstop for Team USA this past summer. A member of the UGA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and SEC Academic Honor Roll, Farmer joins recent Bulldog winners of the club’s scholar athlete award including Gordon Beckham (2008) and Zach Cone (2010). Farmer is one of the top defensive players in school history with 159 career starts. He set a Georgia record with a .970 fielding percentage in 266 total chances last year. In the past two seasons, Farmer and the Bulldogs have established fielding records, posting a .978 mark as a team in 2012.

For more information on attending the banquet, please check the club’s website at www.braves400.org or call (770) 416-4539. The club, formed in 1965, is a non-profit organization that supports baseball at all levels, awards scholarships to Georgia colleges, recognizes Metro Atlanta high school all-stars as well as Braves minor and major leaguers.

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