With the start of the new year, the South Atlantic Conference begins its "GEICO Alumni Spotlight" series. The first edition highlights Newberry baseball alum Ben Herring.
The 2018 Newberry alum was named the SAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for baseball in 2018, was a CoSIDA Academic All-American, was a First Team All-SAC selection at DH and was a NCBWA All-Region Honorable Mention selection.
He played baseball for the Wolves from 2014-18 and when asked what the most memorable moment of his collegiate career was Herring said, "Hitting a walk-off home run against Carson-Newman in the SAC Baseball Championship."
Since graduating, Herring has started his professional career in Columbia, S.C. where he is a Professional Development Associate at Unum, serving as a consumer experience program manager and market profitability team lead.