FAYETTEVILLE — The Southeastern Conference recognized three Arkansas players when it handed out postseason awards Tuesday.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Southeastern Conference recognized three Arkansas players when it handed out postseason awards Tuesday.


First baseman Eric Fisher earned second-team All-SEC honors and also was named to the conference’s all-defensive team. Catcher Jake Wise joined Fisher on the All-Defensive team, while outfielder Andrew Benintendi earned All-Freshman honors.


Fisher was recognized after hitting .265 with 9 home runs and 43 RBIs. The left-handed hitter leads Arkansas in home runs and ranks second in RBIs. He also has a .995 fielding percentage, committing only three errors in 61 games.


"I got some texts from a lot of my buddies this morning," Fisher said of the honors Tuesday. "I went online and saw and was pretty excited. You work real hard all year and just to be able to get those awards and get rewarded for what you’ve been doing throughout the whole season, it’s real nice. I was excited."


Wise also earned All-SEC Defensive honors after starting 49 of Arkansas’ 61 games behind the plate. The senior — who is questionable for the regional because of a hand injury — has thrown out 20 runners attempting to steal and has picked off six others. Both statistics lead the SEC.


Benintendi is hitting .282 with a home run and 26 RBIs in his first season with the Razorbacks. The Ohio native has been a lineup regular all season with 56 starts and leads Arkansas in runs scored (44) and stolen bases (15).


The SEC also announced its individual awards Tuesday. The winners included: Kentucky’s A.J. Reed (Player of the Year), LSU’s Aaron Nola (Pitcher of the Year), Florida’s Logan Shore (Freshman of the Year) and Mississippi State’s Seth Heck (Scholar-Athlete of the Year). Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan also was named SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Gators to the conference’s regular season title.


FIRST TEAM


1B - Sikes Orvis, Ole Miss


2B - Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt


3B - Austin Anderson, Ole Miss


SS - Vince Conde, Vanderbilt


C - Taylor Gushue, Florida


OF - Auston Bousfield, Ole Miss


OF - Ka’ai Tom, Kentucky


OF - Christin Stewart, Tennessee


DH/UTL - A.J. Reed, Kentucky


P - Aaron Nola, LSU


P - Logan Shore, Florida


RP - Jacob Lindgren, Mississippi State


SECOND TEAM


1B - Eric Fisher, Arkansas


2B - Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State


3B - Max Kuhn, Kentucky


SS - Alex Bregman, LSU


C - Will Allen, Ole Miss


OF - Ben Moore, Alabama


OF - Harrison Bader, Florida


OF - Nick Banks, Texas A&M


DH/UTL - Wade Wass, Alabama


P - Ross Mitchell, Mississippi State


P - Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt


RP - Joel Seddon, South Carolina


ALL FRESHMAN TEAM


1B - Peter Alonso, Florida


2B - JaVon Shelby, Kentucky


3B - John Sternagel, Florida


SS – Errol Robinson, Ole Miss


C - Gavin Collins, Mississippi State


OF – Nick Banks, Texas A&M


OF - Bryan Reynolds, Vanderbilt


OF - Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas


DH/UTL - Nick Senzel, Tennessee


P – Logan Shore, Florida


P - Keegan Thompson, Auburn


RP - Thomas Burrows, Alabama


ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM


P - Aaron Nola, LSU;


Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt


1B - Eric Fisher, Arkansas


2B - Brett Pirtle, Mississippi State


SS - Seth Heck, Mississippi State


3B - Joey Pankake, South Carolina


C - Jake Wise, Arkansas;


Grayson Greiner, South Carolina


OF - Austin Cousino, Kentucky


OF - Tanner English, South Carolina


OF - Andrew Stevenson, LSU