2011 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team Announced #ACCBase

June 17, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State junior outfielder James Ramsey has been named the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sports All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Ramsey led the Seminoles in batting (.364), hits (91), RBI (67), total bases (145) and shared the team lead in home runs (10). A first-team All-ACC player and a third-team All-America selection, Ramsey leads the league in hits and total bases and ranks eighth or better in eight offensive categories. The Alpharetta, Ga., native also strung together a 24-game hitting streak that ranks as the 10th-longest in school history and reached base successfully in 53 consecutive games.

A finance major with a minor in religion, Ramsey also earned first-team Capital One (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors. He is among the school’s leaders in community service hours while serving as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has earned a spot on FSU’s Dean’s List on six occasions. Ramsey is a two-time recipient of the Seminoles’ Golden Torch Award, which goes to the team member with the highest grade point average.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The 2011 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team features 13 student-athletes that earned the honor on at least one previous occasion. This year’s academic honorees include both the ACC Player of the Year (Clemson shortstop Brad Miller) and ACC Pitcher of the Year (Virginia’s Danny Hultzen), as well as the conference leader in home runs (Virginia Tech’s Andrew Rash). Five other All-ACC Academic team members were also named to the 2011 All-ACC Team.

Hultzen joined Ramsey as a first-team Capital One (CoSIDA) Academic All-American. Clemson’s Phil Pohl and Georgia Tech’s Jacob Esch were named to the third team. Each of those student-athletes was also an Academic All-District selection, along with Duke’s Chase Bebout and Will Piwnica-Worms.

In addition, three of this year’s ACC academic honorees – Ramsey, Hultzen and Miller – have been named to multiple All-America teams in 2011. Clemson led all schools with 11 student-athletes named to the 41-member All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. Georgia Tech followed with six selections, and five were named from Duke.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

2011 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
Name School Class Major
Kyle Prohovich Boston College Sr. History
**Brad Zapenas Boston College Jr. Finance
**Kevin Brady Clemson So. Special Education
Matt Campbell Clemson Fr. Secondary Education
Scott Firth Clemson So. Sociology
**David Haselden Clemson Jr. Mechanical Engineering
Spencer Kieboom Clemson So. Marketing
**Brad Miller Clemson Jr. Marketing
Phil Pohl Clemson Jr. Management
Kevin Pohle Clemson Fr. Visual Arts
Justin Sarratt Clemson Gr. Youth Development
**Richie Shaffer Clemson So. Marketing
**Jason Stolz Clemson Jr. Construction Science & Management
Chase Bebout Duke So. Sociology
Robert Huber Duke Fr. Undeclared
**Dennis O’Grady Duke Sr. History
David Perkins Duke Fr. Undeclared
***Will Piwnica-Worms Duke Jr. Evolutionary Anthropology
Robert Benincasa Florida State So. Finance
Parker Brunelle Florida State Sr. Mechanical Engineering
**James Ramsey Florida State Jr. Finance
**Devon Travis Florida State So. Marketing
Luke Bard Georgia Tech So. Management
Jed Bradley Georgia Tech Jr. Management
Sam Dove Georgia Tech So. Polymer & Fiber Engineering
**Jacob Esch Georgia Tech Jr. Civil Engineering
Zane Evans Georgia Tech Fr. Management
Brandon Thomas Georgia Tech So. Management
Kyle Convissar Maryland Fr. Finance
Brian Holberton North Carolina Fr. Undeclared
Shane Taylor North Carolina Fr. Exercise & Sport Science
Ethan Ogburn NC State So. Mechanical Engineering
DJ Thomas NC State Fr. PRT-Natural Resources
Vance Williams NC State Jr. Mechanical Engineering
***Danny Hultzen Virginia Jr. History
Whit Mayberry Virginia So. Undeclared
Tyler Wilson Virginia Sr. Biology
Cody Winiarski Virginia Sr. Chemistry
Chad Pinder Virginia Tech Fr. Undeclared
Andrew Rash Virginia Tech So. Human Development
***Michael Seaborn Virginia Tech Sr. Finance
2011 ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year: James Ramsey, Florida State
** - Two-time honoree
*** - Three-time honoree