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20   Gibbs Chapman
Gibbs Chapman


St. Cloud, FL

Last College:
Lake Sumter CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175




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SENIOR YEAR (2005): Chapman started in left field in 71 of the Seminoles 73 games...led Florida State with 63 RBIs and was tied for the team led with ten home runs...established career-highs in nearly every statistical category including hits (77), runs scored (56), home runs (10), RBIs (65) and total bases (127)...was among FSU's offensive leaders in 13 different categories...led the squad in home runs with 10 and in RBIs with 65...was fourth in slugging percentage (.485) and in walks drawn (47)...third in runs scored (56), doubles (14), triples (3), total bases (127), hits (77) and at bats (262)...second to only All-American Shane Robinson on the team in steals...stole 24 bases and was one of three Seminoles with double figures in stolen bases...three times as many stolen bases in 2005 (24) as compared to the 2004 season...was successful in .889 of his stolen bases attempts in 2005 (24 of 27) and 32 of 36 for his two-year Seminole career...started 34 consecutive games in left field to end the season...led the team with 16 multiple RBI games including a career high five in wins over Appalachian State and Maryland...was fourth on the team with 17 multi-hit games...the Seminoles were 13-3 when he had at least two RBIs in a single RBIs in the three-game series sweep at Maryland...fourth on the team with 17 multiple-hit leader in outfield assists with two home runs in the Seminoles' victory over Appalachian State...Florida State was 7-1 when Chapman hit at least one home run including ACC victories over Duke and Maryland.

JUNIOR YEAR (2004): Started 52 games last year and appeared in 61...started 24 games at third, 26 games in left and two games at 199 at bats, Chapman hit .307 with 41 RBIs and a .452 slug-ging percentage...his .370 average against lefties was third on the team and he hit .346 with runners on base...had the fourth-high-est average on the team with bases loaded...hit .600 in five pinch hit opportunities...hit a sixth-best .356 with runners in scoring position and with a runner on third and less than two outs, Chapman hit of nine Seminoles with double digit RBIs with two outs ...fourth on the squad advancing runners success-fully over 55% of the time...only two starters struck out looking fewer times than Chapman who watched strike three just once in every 25 at bats...had the fifth-most multi-hit and multi-RBI games in of only six Seminoles in 2004 with a hitting streak that reached double digits (10)...was second on the team in triples (3), fourth on the team in sac bunts (3), fifth in stolen base per-centage (.889) and fourth in assists (50)...fourth in the ACC in triples recorded in conference games... named ACC Player of the Week (2/23) with a .750 batting average (6-for-8), two home runs and a slugging percentage of 1.500 in four games against Jackson-ville and ORU...had the conference's third-most triples per game in ACC contests.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Made his first career start at third base against VMI (2/2) and recorded a career-high four RBIs, while go-ing 2-for-4 with a triple...went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored including his first career home run against Jacksonville (2/ 16)...drove in two runs while going 2-for-3 with a run scored against Oral Roberts (2/20)...plated the go ahead run and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the Seminoles 4-1 win over UNC Asheville (2/ 29)...went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against Illinois State (3/9)...scored four runs with two doubles, five walks and an RBI while going 5- for-9 (.556) in the series against Michigan State...scored three runs while going 2-for-3 with a double against Jacksonville (3/ 17)...hit .364 with a double and a triple in the conference opening series against Maryland...went 1-for-2 with a run scored at Jack-sonville (4/7)...had two RBIs while going 2-for-6 in the three games at Miami...drove in three runs while going 1-for-4 with a run scored against Florida (4/21)...started in left field in the Sunday game against Georgia Tech (4/25)...went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBIand a run scored against Georgia Tech (4/23)...hit a three-run home run in the Seminoles 7-6 loss to Georgia Tech (4/25)...went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs at Virginia (5/9)...helped FSU to an opening win in the 2004 ACC Tournament by going 2- for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a triple versus NC State (5/ 26)...had two more RBIs in the tournament coming versus Duke (5/27) and North Carolina ( 5/29)...finished strong with a 3-for-5 day in the championship game versus Georgia Tech (5/30) includ-ing a double and three runs scored...both his RBIs in the NCAA Regional came in games versus UCF...opened NCAA Super Regional play by going 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs versus Arkansas (6/11).

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played second base at both Indian River Com-munity College and Lake Sumter Community College before transfer-ring to Florida State...earned second team All-State and first team All-Conference honors as a sophomore in 2003...hit .392 as a sopho-more with seven home runs, 15 doubles, four triples and 43 RBIs...went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs against St. John's River Community College.

PREP: Named All-Conference his junior and senior seasons...hit .400 with seven home runs as a senior at St. Cloud High School...played second base as a sophomore and shortstop his junior and senior sea-sons.

PERSONAL: Born on February 8, 1983...son of Jimmy and Leslie Chapman...lives with teammates Daniel Wardell, Derrick Smith and Trenton Jarvis...majoring in social science.

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