SEC Baseball Legends
Dr. Jeff Laubenthal was a four-year letterman for the Alabama baseball team from 1990-93. During his career, the outfielder/designated hitter posted a .284 batting average in 133 games, while making 78 starts for the Crimson Tide. He finished his playing days with nine home runs, 14 doubles, 56 RBI and 88 total hits. His senior season in 1993 was his best, as he started 51 of 52 games, posting a .289 average with six home runs, 30 RBI and 33 runs scored.
A First-Team Academic All-American in 1993 , Laubenthal was honored as the H. Boyd McWhorter Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athelete of the Year in 1992, the SEC’s highest academic honor. A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll (1991-93), Laubenthal earned an SEC postgraduate scholarship, which he used to attend the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical School, graduating in 1997. Laubenthal specializes in family practice and sports medicine at the West Alabama Family Practice Center in Tuscaloosa. He joined the University of Alabama Athletic Department Sports Medicine team in 2001, and currently works with several athletic programs, including serving as the primary doctor for the Alabama baseball team. He is married to the former Katherine Kelleher, an All-American gymnast at Alabama who earned a SEC Postgraduate Scholarship of her own. The couple has two daughters, Lilly and Claire.
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