Nov. 10, 2011
Although fall baseball has ended for senior captain James Ramsey there is still work to be done. The Alpharetta, Ga., native enjoys this time of year because he has more time to give towards community service.
"I love this time of the year," Ramsey said. "Now that baseball is finished for the fall I have extra time to focus on giving back to the community."
This past Wednesday, Ramsey drove an hour outside of Tallahassee to spend the evening at Trinity Baptist Church in Marianna, Fla. While there, he had the honor of leading their weekly youth group meeting and spoke with many local students about the importance of making good decisions, doing well in school and being a leader on and off the field.
Ramsey, who was an All-American last season, led the Seminole baseball team in numerous categories including batting average, homeruns, hits and RBI. His leadership does not stop on the field. A two time recipient of FSU's Golden Torch Award, given to the student with the highest GPA on their respective team, and last years ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Ramsey has made his mark off the field as well.
In last years Major League Baseball Draft, Ramsey was selected by the Minnesota Twins and decided to return to Florida State to finish his degree in finance. As the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) President, Ramsey has shown he is more than a leader on his team but he is also a leader in the classroom and in the community.