|Last School:||Cookeville HS|
2011: Played in 58 games, starting in 53 as a sophomore ... Recorded an average of .296, scored 32 runs, and drove in 31 ... Added eight doubles and seven home runs, including two in one game at USC Upstate (4/8) ... Tallied 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests ... Had three RBI in A-Sun Tournament opening win against Stetson (5/25) ... Went two-for-three with an RBI in Belmont's NCAA Regional win over Troy (6/5) ... Named Capitol One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District.
2010: Played in 32 games, making 20 starts as a freshman ... Tallied 16 hits, 11 runs, five walks, and nine runs batted in ... Also made 64 put outs and recorded a fielding percentage of .971 ... Recorded first home run of career in second game of a double header at Jacksonville (3/13) ... Had five multi-hit games.
Prior to Belmont: Lettered four seasons under head coach Butch Chaffin at Cookeville High School ... Nominated for the Louisville Slugger All-American Team by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper ... Led the state in doubles as a junior with 21 ... A three-time all-conference selection ... 2009 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Southeast Region All-High School Senior Team Honorable Mention ... Recorded a batting average over .400 in three seasons as a Cavalier ... Two-time Offensive Player of the Year for Cookeville ... Also excelled in basketball, earning TSSAA Class AAA All-State honors as a senior.
Personal: Born Sept. 15, 1990 in Cookeville, Tenn. ... Parents Britt and Susannah Akers also graduated from Cookeville High School ... Has an older brother, Eli, and a younger sister, Annie ... Music business major ... Hopes to attain a career in the Christian music industry.