A Conference USA All-Freshman team selection, appearing in 51 games with 38 starts (12 in rightfield, nine in leftfield, eight at second base, six in centerfield and three at third base) ... Batted .288 with four doubles, a home run and 16 RBI ... Established a school record by being hit by a pitch 28 times during the season ... Finished fourth nationally in hit by pitches per game (.55), fifth in being hit by a pitch and 14th in on base percentage (.486) ... Added 10 multi-hit games (eight 2-hit, one 3-hit and one 4-hit) and four 2-RBI contests ... Collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs against Nicholls State (2/19) in the nightcap of a doubleheader ... Hit lone home run in victory at Louisiana-Lafayette (3/10) ... Put together a four-hit game with a pair of RBI in C-USA Tournament against Houston (5/24) and added a 2-for-3 performance against Rice (5/25) to earn C-USA All-Tournament honors ... Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Academic Team as well ... Earned Athletic Director Honor Roll honors in both the fall and spring semesters ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Redshirted ... Earned a C-USA Academic Medal during the spring ... Named to C-USA ... Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both the spring and fall semesters ... Prep: Played for coach Chuck Butler at Meridian High School ... Hit .447 as a senior with 23 RBI and one homer ... Was a perfect 18-for-18 in stolen bases and struck out just eight times in 97 plate appearances ... Named the MHS Defensive Player of the Year as a junior ... Also struck out 42 batters in 33 innings on the mound
Son of Mike and Nancy Sterling ... Has one sister, Kelly ... Father played baseball at Meridian CC and Mississippi State; Mother played tennis at Meridian CC and William Carey ... Majoring in Construction Engineering Technology ... Born on Dec. 26, 1991.
Career Highs At Bats: 6 vs. UCF, 4/13/12 Hits: 4 vs. Houston, 5/24/12) RBI: 2, four times (last vs. Houston, 5/24/12) Home Runs: 1 at Louisiana-Lafayette, 3/10/12 Stolen Bases: 1, 11 times (last vs. Houston, 5/24/12)