April 17, 2009

Sport: Baseball
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Major: Communication Studies
Favorite Professor: Allen Swords (English)
Favorite Class: English 214
Athletic Highlights: Parker had an outstanding week on two fronts. On the diamond, he went 8-for-18 (.444) with two doubles, two homers, 11 RBIs, four runs, and three walks in five games this past week against arch-rival South Carolina and #5-ranked Miami (FL). In the home-and-home series against the Gamecocks, he totaled four hits, two doubles, and four RBIs, then he went 6-for-14 with two homers and seven RBIs to lead Clemson to two wins in three games against the Hurricanes. He had at least one hit and one RBI in all five games (and at least two RBIs in four of the five games) during the week. In a remarkable day on Saturday, he first led his White squad to a 30-13 win in Clemson's Spring Football Game. In the doubleheader, he was 3-for-7 with two homers and five RBIs. On the season, he is hitting .286 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 32 games (31 starts). Parker earned ACC Player of the Week honors for his performance.