Florida State's James Ramsey Headlines Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Team

June 1, 2012

TOWSON, Md. – Senior outfielder James Ramsey of No. 3 Florida State University leads the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A finance major with a 3.84 G.P.A., Ramsey has been honored as the winner of the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year in Division I.

A repeat selection as a first-team member of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I baseball team, Ramsey was also named as the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.

A native of Alpharetta, Ga., Ramsey helped the Seminoles (43-15) earn a No. 3 national seed in the 64-team 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship that begins today at 16 regional sites around the country. The regular season ACC Atlantic Division champions, Florida State will host the Tallahassee Regional at Dick Howser Stadium.

According to the NCAA statistics, Ramsey is third nationally in on-base percentage (.515), fourth in runs scored per game (1.19 avg/g), 10th in slugging percentage (.673), 12th in base on balls per game (0.91 avg/g) and 21st in sacrifice flies (7). A two-time All-ACC selection, Ramsey is batting .382 with 12 home runs and 49 runs batted in.

A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, Ramsey has scored 69 runs. He has 10 doubles and six triples. He has also blasted 12 homers with 49 runs batted in. A very good defensive player. Ramsey has committed no errors in 139 fielding chances and has four outfield assists.

As a junior, Ramsey was named a third team All-American by Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Last year, he led the Seminoles in batting average (.364), hits (91), RBI (67) and slugging percentage (.580), and shared the team lead with 10 home runs and 58 runs scored.

Ramsey is one of three repeat selections on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Baseball first team. He is also one of six members on the first team who begin play in the NCAA Division I championship today. Included on that list is senior designated hitter Phil Pohl of Clemson.

Pohl, a management major with a 3.67 G.P.A., has led Clemson to 33-26 record and an NCAA regional berth. A native of historic Cooperstown, N.Y., Pohl is batting .288 with eight home runs and team-high 50 RBI’s for the Tigers, A two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection who earned first All-ACC honors in 2012, Pohl has started all 59 games for Clemson this season. He has a .436 slugging percentage with 29 runs scored and 11 doubles.

Overall, a dozen players on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Baseball first, second or third teams will be playing in the NCAA regionals this weekend.

The 12 members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I baseball first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.835.

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About the Academic All-America® Program
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
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2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Team
Academic All-American of the Year: James Ramsey, Florida State
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Michael Roth (1) South Carolina Sr. Greer, S.C. 3.83 International Business & Marketing
P Ross Stripling (3) Texas A&M Sr. Southlake, Tex. 3.61 Finance
C Tucker Frawley Coastal Carolina Sr. Lexington, S.C. 3.91 Physics
IF Jake Hibberd (2) Wright State Sr. Miamisburg, Ohio 3.58 Mass communication
IF Drew Pettit (1) Canisius Gr. Fonthill, Ontario, Can. 4.00 Economics (UG), MBA (G)
IF Zach Price U.S. Military Academy Sr. Cantonment, Fla. 3.73 Systems engineering
IF Zach Wentz (#) North Dakota State Sr. Bismarck, N.D. 3.95 Health / physical education
OF Tim Colwell North Dakota State So. Shoreview, Minn. 4.00 University studies
OF Dan Gulbransen (3) Jacksonville Jr. Appleton, Wis. 4.00 Exercise science
OF James Ramsey (1) Florida State Sr. Alpharetta, Ga. 3.84 Finance
OF Paul Ritzheimer Murray State Jr. Trenton, Ill. 4.00 Geoscience
DH Phil Pohl (3) Clemson Sr. Cooperstown, N.Y. 3.67 Management
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Tyler Johnson Stony Brook Sr. Chatsworth, Calif. 3.71 History
P Chris Stratton Mississippi State Jr. Tupelo, Miss. 3.81 Kinesiology
C Jeremy Schaffer Tulane Sr. Bellaire, Tex. 3.31 Finance
IF Shane Basen Charlotte Jr. Waxhaw, N.C. 3.96 Accounting
IF Kenny Diekroeger Stanford Jr. Woodside, Calif. 3.59 Management Science & Engineering
IF Drew Dosch Youngstown State So. Canal Winchester, Ohio 4.00 Social Studies Education
IF Travis Isaak Murray State Sr. Carlyle, Ill. 3.96 Integrated Studies
OF Troy Larson Minnesota Jr. Maplewood, Minn. 3.94 Genetics, Cell Biology
OF Brandon Thomas Georgia Tech Jr. Atlanta, Ga. 3.66 Management
DH Anthony DeFabio Pittsburgh Sr. Plum, Pa. 3.68 Finance
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major
P Kolt Browder Baylor Sr. Coldspring, Tex. 4.00 Engineering
P Chase Byerly Butler Jr. Warsaw, Ind. 3.98 Finance
C Josh Elander TCU Jr. Round Rock, Tex. 3.42 Communications
IF Zach Fisher Towson Jr. Perry Hall, Md. 3.93 Economics
IF Reed Harper Austin Peay State Jr. Clarksville, Tenn. 3.55 Chemistry
IF Simon Kudernatsch Hartford Sr. Czech Republic 3.72 Biomedical Engineering
IF Dusty Quattlebaum (1) Gardner-Webb Sr. Boiling Springs, N.C. 3.83 Sports Management
OF Brandon Boudreaux Tulane Jr. Mandeville, La. 3.66 Management
OF Billy Burgess Utah Valley Sr. Alpine, Utah 3.85 Exercise Science
OF Trevor Kirk UNLV Sr. Las Vegas, Nev. 3.55 Kinesiological Studies
DH Josh Holskey Campbell Sr. Roanoke, Va. 3.92 Kinesiology