Sturdivant played outfield and catcher. He sported a .316 career batting average. He was named UT Martin’s most valuable player in 1970 with a .374 batting average, 10 doubles and five home runs. He was also named to the All-Volunteer Scholastic Athletic Conference (VSAC) team in 1970. In 1971, Sturdivant helped UT Martin win the VSAC baseball championship and advance to the NCAA Mideast Regional Tournament.