June 25, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just days after being named a consensus All-American, Florida State’s James Ramsey can now add Player of the Year to his list of accolades in 2012. The Seminole senior captain was named national co-player of the year by the America Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings.
Ramsey, who shares the award with Stony Brook’s Travis Jankowski, is the third Seminole Baseball player to be recognized as the ABCA’s Player of the Year. He joins Buster Posey (2008) and J.D. Drew (1997).
The Alpharetta, Ga., native was named a first team All-American in 2012 by the ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA to become the ninth consensus All-American in school history and the first since Posey in 2008.
Ramsey finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in 10 offensive categories while leading in batting average (.378), runs scored (78), total bases (152), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.652). He was the only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in on-base percentage, runs per game, runs and walks.
A semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award, Ramsey concluded his senior season hitting a career-best .378 with 13 doubles, six triples and 13 home runs. He started all 67 games in centerfield for the Seminoles in 2012 and posted a .994 fielding percentage in 160 chances.
Ramsey was named an All-ACC first team honoree for the second year in a row and became the fifth Seminole in school history to garner ACC Player of the Year accolades in 2012. He became the first Seminole in all sports to win the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
The 2012 Capital One Baseball Academic Player of the Year and two-time first-team Academic All-American, Ramsey graduated magna cum laude this past April 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 earned Dean’s List honors at FSU six times and was named to the President’s List on three occasions. He was also honored as the ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row.