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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|
|Kyle Prohovich||Boston College||Sr.||History|
|**Brad Zapenas||Boston College||Jr.||Finance|
|**Kevin Brady||Clemson||So.||Special Education|
|Matt Campbell||Clemson||Fr.||Secondary Education|
|**David Haselden||Clemson||Jr.||Mechanical Engineering|
|Kevin Pohle||Clemson||Fr.||Visual Arts|
|Justin Sarratt||Clemson||Gr.||Youth Development|
|**Jason Stolz||Clemson||Jr.||Construction Science & Management|
|***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|
|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|
|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|