Senior reliever among 30 finalists for the 2014 baseball honor.
Seminoles excel on the field, in the classroom and in the community in 2011-12.
The Hall of Fame coach has led the Seminoles to the CWS three times in the last five years.
Ramsey, Boyd and Benincasa all land on the first team.
The Seminoles lead all ACC schools with a school-record nine student-athletes.
2012: Team captain...garnered first team Preseason All-America accolades from Perfect Game...second team Preseason All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the NCBWA...ranked as the 26th best prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America in the fall 2011...concluded his four-year playing career at Florida State as a two-time All-American earning the honors in 2011 & 2012...became the 19th Seminole selected in the first round of the MLB First Year Player Draft when the St. Louis Cardinals picked him with the 23rd overall pick...finished his senior season as the ABCA National Player of the Year and a consensus All-American, the ninth in school history, earning first team honors from the ABCA, Baseball America, the NCBWA, Louisville/Slugger Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game...the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the league in 10 offensive categories while leading in batting average (.378), runs (78), total bases (152), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.652)...only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in on-base percentage, runs per game, runs and walks...a two-time first team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American, named the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America of the Year in 2012...recognized as the ACC Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2012...went on to win the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in baseball.
2011: Named a third team All-American by Baseball America, NCBWA and ABCA following a breakout junior season in 2011...started all 65 games in right field and led the Seminoles in batting average (.364), hits (91), RBI (67), total bases (145), stolen bases (11) and slugging percentage (.580) and shared the team lead in home runs (10) and runs scored (58)...led the ACC in total bases, second in batting average and ranked eighth or better in sixth offensive categories en route to earning a spot on the All-ACC first team...was also named a first team Academic All-American by CoSIDA/Capital One becoming the ninth Seminole baseball player to earn the distinction and just the sixth player to earn first team honors...garnered ACC Student-Athlete of the Year honors in 2011, while earning a spot on the All-ACC Academic team for the second year in a row...earned MVP honors of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional after hitting .615 (8-for-13) with a double, four RBI and four runs scored while not striking out once in 15 total plate appearances...hit .357 (5-for-14) with a home run and five RBI in the ACC Tournament...earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament team in leading the Seminoles to the championship game for the third year in a row...led the team with 18 multiple RBI games...drove in a career-high five runs in leading FSU to a 12-11 victory over Virginia in the series finale in Charlottesville...tied for the team lead with 26 multiple hit games...matched his career-high of four hits in the NCAA Tournament Regional victory over Alabama going 4-for-5 with four RBI in the win over the Tide...put together a career-high and the team's longest hit streak of the season at 24 games...led the league in doubles (13) and total bases (72) and finished second with 34 RBI in ACC games only.
2010: Became a fixture in the Florida State lineup as a sophomore as one of four Seminoles to start all 68 games...starting right fielder in every game opened the season batting second before moving to the cleanup spot...batted .287, but was second on the team with 63 RBI...drew 50 walks, which ranked second on the team (tied for fifth in the ACC) and contributed to his .430 OBP...led the Seminoles with six triples, which ties for seventh on FSU's single season list and was good for a share of fourth in the ACC...added 14 doubles and nine home runs for a healthy .517 slugging percentage...collected at least one hit and scored at least one run in his first eight games...drew multiple walks in 13 games, including three in five games...his three assists ranked third among FSU outfielders...established a new career high with three RBI in the season-opening series finale against Georgia State...also tied a school record with two triples in the game, joining five other former `Noles...was the first to pull off that feat since Tony Thomas, Jr. (3/6/05) at Hawaii-Hilo...enjoyed a big night in game against Georgia, unloading on a pair of home runs in consecutive at-bats in the third and fourth innings...was the first Seminole to register a multi-homer game in 2010...his first two homers of the season capped a 2 for 2 performance, which included three runs scored and a new career-high of four RBI...drove in the game-winning run on a base hit through the right side in the top of the ninth at UNC in the series finale...tied a career-high by drawing three walks against Stetson...led the team with a .455 batting average against Virginia Tech...went 3 for 3 with a walk and sac fl y in game 2 and matched his career-high with four RBI in the series finale...belted a two-run homer in the seventh and followed with a two-run single in the eighth to finish the series with a team high six RBI...hit .473 against Boston College to lead all starters...drove in three runs in the series finale connecting on a two-run home run and sac fly...continued his hot hitting with a.444 average against NC State...hit the only two home runs on the weekend for the `Noles...his solo shot in the seventh tied game 2 and two-run shot in the second pulled FSU within two runs after trailing by eight...again matched his career-high with four RBI in the come-from-behind win in the series finale...hammered his eighth home run of the season in game 2 of the Clemson series as he drove in two of FSU's four runs...hit .400 in the ACC Tournament, tying a career-high with four runs scored against Boston College...doubled and homered in the win over the Eagles...recorded four hits, matching his career best, in the championship game against NC State...registered a hit in all three games of the Super Regional against Vanderbilt and batted .333...recorded two RBI in the opening game win over the Commodores...had two hits in the College World Series, including an RBI triple in the second game against TCU.
2009: Appeared in 45 games making nine starts in his first season at Florida State...recorded seven starts in left field and two more as the DH...finished the year hitting .296 with three doubles, two home runs, 19 runs scored and 14 RBI...posted a .344 batting average in nine starts recording nine walks, 10 runs and four RBI...first collegiate hit came as a pinch hitter on opening day against Hofstra...first career start came as the DH in the first game of a doubleheader vs. the Pride...connected on a pinch hit home run on the road at Jacksonville for his first collegiate round-tripper...led off the eighth inning with a single against High Point and scored the game-winning run later that inning...registered a career-high three hits twice...went a perfect 3-for-3 in the middle game against Maryland and 3-for-3 against Ohio State in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional...tied a career-high with three RBI in the win over the Buckeyes...hit .273 as a pinch hitter...second on the team with six pinch hits...hit .357 with runners in scoring position, while successfully advancing runners 53.8 percent of the time...recorded his first outfield assist in game 2 vs. UNC Asheville, throwing out a runner at the plate from left field.
HIGH SCHOOL: Led all Gwinnett County hitters in 2007 with a .468 batting average and .883 slugging percentage, guiding Wesleyan High School to the 6-AA championship...also led the county in walks in 2008...the left-handed hitting infielder belted 26 career home runs as a four-year starter at Wesleyan...committed just two errors as a senior...earned All-Gwinnett County and All-Region 6-AA honors in 2007 and 2008...earned varsity letters in football, basketball, tennis and baseball...earned Player of the Month accolades in Gwinnett County during the 2008 football season... served as team captain of both the football and baseball teams in 2007...named team MVP of East Cobb as he hit just under .500 to lead the Patriots in the Connie Mack League...four-year Honor Roll student...member of the National Honors Society, French Honors Society and Math Honors Society at Wesleyan...president of the Spirit Club as a senior and an active participant in student government.
PERSONAL: Son of Craig and Mary Ramsey...both parents are FSU alumni as his mom Mary Beck played tennis and his father Craig played baseball...dad was captain of the 1980 College World Series team... hit .314 (33-for-105) in 30 games with five doubles, three triples, six home runs and 28 RBI with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League in 2011...finished the summer in the Cape with nine total home runs...named MVP of the East team at the 2011 Cape Cod All-Star game...garnered team MVP honors while leading the Matsu Miners to the Alaska Baseball League championship in 2009...led the team in batting average, RBI, doubles (14) and walks (36)...his .321 batting average ranked third in the ABL...selected to the 18-player All-ABL Team....drafted in the 22nd round (688th overall pick) by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 MLB Draft...member of the 2011 FSU Homecoming court...three-time recipient of the Golden Torch Award for the highest GPA on the baseball team (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)...earned All-ACC Academic Baseball Team honors in 2010 and 2011...three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)...five-time member of the Dean's List (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011)...named to the President's List (4.0 GPA) twice in the Spring 2010 & Fall 2011...major is finance...born on December 19, 1989.