July 15, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - Conference USA has honored Tulane football standout, André Anderson, and baseball All-American, Rob Segedin, as the recipient of the Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards for their respective sports. Anderson and Segedin each add another achievement to their portfolios, to cap off a pair of incredible seasons for the two Green Wave student-athletes.
The Conference USA Scholar Athlete of the Year Award is handed out to one deserving student-athlete from each of the 20 C-USA sponsored sports and is voted on by the Faculty Athletics Representatives from each conference institution. The award is based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and service to the community.
Anderson was a CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine First Team Academic All-American this season and was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic squad. He was an All-Conference USA honorable mention performer and was also named to Phil Steele's All-Conference USA Third Team and the All-Louisiana Second Team. He was selected to play in the 2010 East-West Shrine game and received his bachelor's degree in computer information systems, maintaining a 3.50 grade point average, this past May.
Anderson, a 6-0, 212-pound running back and native of Stone Mountain, Ga., was a four-year letterman and two-year starter. He played in 34 career games with 19 starts and completed his career with 2,009 rushing yards on 444 carries (4.5 ypc). Anderson compiled 17 touchdowns and ranks 10th in school history in rushing yards and carries, is ninth in rushing touchdowns, rushing yards per game (59.1) and yards per carry, and fourth for 100-yard rushing games.
His rushing numbers for the 2009 season ranks sixth for total yards, fourth for carries and ties his for seventh for rushing touchdowns among TU's single season leaders. This past season, he had five 100+ yard games, including a season-high 199 yards vs. McNeese State, and was named College Football Performance co-Running Back of the Week for his 199 yards, and a received helmet sticker from ESPN.com.
Segedin had one of the most prolific seasons at the plate in Green Wave history, batting .434 with 14 home runs, 54 RBI's and 33 walks. He reached base at a .516 clip and paced Conference USA with 29 doubles. Along with pacing the club in the aforementioned categories, the Old Tappan, N.J. native also led the club in hits (92), runs scored (55) and total bases (167). His batting average ranks second on the single season charts, while he is tied for second in doubles and third in both slugging and on-base percentage.
Segedin compiled some lofty numbers during his first two full seasons on campus, driving in 117 RBI's, scoring 95 runs and cranking out 171 hits. Of his 171 hits, 50 were doubles, three were triples and he had 20 home runs. During his sophomore campaign, Segedin was a First Team All-Conference USA pick, was a Second Team All-American selection by Ping!Baseball.com and grabbed All-American Third Team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He earned Freshman All-American honors in 2008, along with Second Team All-American honors from Rivals.com, and was a First Team All-Conference USA selection this season.