June 21, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. - Florida State senior outfielder James Ramsey has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, as announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.
Ramsey, a first-team All-American and a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals, is expected to make his 200th consecutive collegiate start later today, when the Seminoles meet Arizona in their fourth game of the 2012 College World Series at Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park.
Voted the ACC Player of the Year by the league's 12 head coaches at the end of the regular season, Ramsey enters today's game leading the conference in batting (.386). The Alpharetta, Ga., native has registered 32 extra base hits, including 13 home runs, with 58 RBI. Ramsey's .521 on-base and .667 slugging percentages lead the conference, as do his 78 runs scored. Ramsey's .95 bases-on-balls per game rank third among ACC players.
A finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, Ramsey also owns a stellar academic resume. The 2012 Capital One Baseball Academic Player of the Year and two-time first-team Academic All-American graduated magna cum laude last month with a B.S. degree in Finance. He is a three-time recipient of the Golden Torch, which is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest GPA on each of FSU's athletic teams. Ramsey has earned dean's list honors at FSU six times and has been named to the President's List on three occasions.
As the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Ramsey will head up the 2012 All-ACC Baseball Academic Team, which will be announced next week.