Oct. 7, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference and Commissioner John D. Swofford announced Thursday, August 6, the honorees for this year’s All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. Florida State was honored with a pair of student-athletes on this year’s team. The two honorees include Tyler Holt and Tommy Oravetz. Oravetz was named to the Academic Team for the third year in a row joining Buster Posey as the only three-time honoree in school history. Holt earned a spot on the team for the first time in his career.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Oravetz graduated with a degree in Geography following the 2009 spring semester. The Tallahassee, Fla., native was a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, while earning Dean’s List accolades on four separate occasions including in his final semester in 2009. He was also named to the 3.0 GPA Club following the fall 2008 semester. Oravetz played in all 63 games for the Seminoles as a senior in 2009 making 53 starts. He finished the season hitting .257 with 11 doubles, eight home runs and 33 RBI. The eight home runs surpassed his career total, while doubling his season-output from his junior campaign.
A second-team All-American in 2009, Holt finished his sophomore season leading the team in hitting with a .401 average as he was one of just two Seminole student-athletes to start in all 63 games. He collected 95 hits in 237 at-bats, recording 87 runs, 54 walks, 34 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .520, the seventh highest registered in a single-season at Florida State. Holt finished the year leading the ACC in runs scored, stolen bases, walks and on-base percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in batting average (3rd), doubles (3rd) and hits (t-3rd). Holt also played for Team USA this past summer hitting .371 in 22 games. Holt, majoring in Sport Management, was a member of the 3.0 GPA Club in both the fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters.
Duke led all schools in total selections with nine, followed by Georgia Tech with six. Each of the ACC’s 12 member schools placed at least one student-athlete on the 2009 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team.
Since the inception of the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team in 2006, a Florida State student-athlete has been honored on the team 21 times.