Dec. 16, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Florida State was recognized with three student-athletes on the 10th Annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Pro-Line Athletic Pre-Season All-America team. Junior Tyler Holt (OF) and sophomore Sean Gilmartin (SP) were named to the first team, while Mike McGee earned third team accolades as a utility player.
Holt is coming off a sophomore season in which he led the team in hitting with a .401 average as he was one of just two Seminole student-athletes to start in all 63 games during the 2009 season. 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 recorded 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).
The Gainesville, Fla., native earned second team All-America honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA, while earning a spot on the All-ACC first team in 2009. He was also the recipient of the Gold Glove Award for his outstanding defensive effort in centerfield. Holt spent this past summer playing for Team USA where he hit .371 in 22 games.
Gilmartin put a stamp on a successful first season in Tallahassee as he was named an All-American and/or Freshman All-American by six different organizations or publications in 2009. He finished the season with a 12-3 record and a 3.49 ERA posting 83 strikeouts in 98 innings of work. The Moorpark, Calif., native made 15 starts and three relief appearances in 2009 while picking up one save. Gilmartin became the Seminoles’ Friday night starter just three weeks into the season and finished the year leading the ACC in wins and ranked in the top 10 in complete games (t-1st), opponents batting average (3rd), innings pitched (t-3rd) and ERA (8th). He became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades.
By year’s end, Gilmartin had earned second team All-American, Freshman All-American and Freshman Pitcher of the Year accolades from the NCBWA. He was also honored as a third team All-American and a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and to the Ping! Baseball Freshman first team.
McGee was a productive two-way player for the Seminoles in 2009. The outfielder/right handed pitcher finished the season second on the team in hitting with a .379 average, while leading the Garnet and Gold in home runs (19), RBI (78) and slugging percentage (.768). On the mound, McGee, went 6-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 appearances which included 13 starts. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native registered 72 strikeouts in 69.0 innings of work. He posted a career-high 12 strikeouts in the regular season finale against Grambling State and held opponents to .248 batting average on the year.
For his efforts during his sophomore season, McGee was named a second team All-ACC honoree as well as earning second team All-America honors from Baseball America and third team accolades from the NCBWA.
The 2010 baseball season begins Friday, February 19 at 4:00 p.m. with a three-game series on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium against Georgia State.