May 13, 2005
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State senior catcher Aaron Cheesman was named a first team Academic All-District selection by ESPN The Magazine Friday. This is the second straight season that Cheesman was named a first team selection. The Sarasota, FL native is the only player on the first or second team with a 4.0 GPA. He will now represent District III on the national ballot as he looks to repeat as an Academic All-American after being named to the second team in 2004.
Cheesman is the 2005 ACC Weaver James Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship winner and is a four-time member of the ACC Honor Roll and a second team Academic All-American. He has been the Golden Torch Award winner for baseball four times and he has been on the President’s List for obtaining a 4.0 GPA two times and the Dean’s List for a 3.5 GPA on three occasions. The fifth-year senior graduated Cum Laude in May 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree as a double major in Finance & Real Estate and is now pursuing his Master’s Degree in FSU’s Sports Administration Master’s Degree program.
Cheesman has started 56 of FSU’s 57 games this year and is hitting .306 with 32 runs, 37 RBIs, 40 walks and an on base percentage of .427. Aaron is among the team leaders in 10 offensive categories as he leads the team in walks, sac bunts and sac flies. He is in n the top five for batting average, RBIs, two-out RBIs, total bases and steals. This season he has committed just three errors in 425 chances and has thrown out 29 of 67 would-be base stealers. Over the last two years Aaron has started 124 of FSU’s 125 games and he ranks on the career top 10 list for sacrifices.
ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-American team will be announced May 31. Cheesman and Georgia Tech’s Steven Blackwood will be the only two ACC players eligible to become academic All-Americans.