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Alec Trela

School

Memphis

Position
Third Base/Infield
Major
Biomedical Engineering

Classroom

Trela, a biomedical engineering major, carries a 3.97 GPA. He is a four-time AAC All-Academic selection and has earned both Dean’s List and Tiger 3.0 honors in every semester.

In 2019, he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team. In the following year, he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team. It was the third time that a student-athlete earned the honor in Memphis baseball program history.

Character

Trela has been a leader on and off the field over the last three years. During that time frame, he has been a consistent prescence on the diamond, starting each game.

Prior to 2020, Trela voluntarily transitioned from shortstop to third base to help balance the defense.

He also has a passion for using his academic pursuits in the professional world. In 2019, Trela completed an internship with US Biologic, an innovative biotechnology company. US Biologic develops oral vaccines to address some of the world’s greatest health challenges. Trela worked on experiments and research surrounding animal-borne diseases, gaining valuable experience to benefit his professional growth.

Community

Since arriving in Memphis, Trela has been an active volunteer in the community. He has volunteered with Mid-South Mission of Mercy, which offers free dental clinics for under-served and under-insured people living in the Memphis and Mid-South area. Trela also spends time at the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, serving meals and meeting families with his teammates.

He participates in the Step UP Walk for Down Syndrome, which is the largest disability awareness event in the Mid-South. This benefits the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South.

Trela, along with his teammates, also participates in the Mustache March each year. They partner with East Carolina and Michigan to support an ECU-led fundraising campaign for ALS research. In 2019, nearly $11,000 was raised from their efforts.

Competition

Entering 2021, Trela has started in all 186 games of his Memphis career.

He was named to the 2020 AAC All-Conference preseason team and was just four doubles away from tying the AAC record.

In 2019, he ranked second on the team in home runs and doubles, third in RBI, and fourth in hits. Trela posted 15 multi-hit games and led the team in 38 walks.

Trela led the AAC with 20 doubles in 2017.