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Marshall McDougall has
been named the ACC
Player of the Year.


Baseball Earns Player and Coach of the Year


McDougall in quest for ACC triple crown; Martin coached ACC-record 22 wins.

May 25, 1999



GREENSBORO, N.C.- Florida State second baseman Marshall
McDougall and Seminole Head Coach Mike Martin were named the Atlantic
Coast Conference Player and Coach of the Year today as selected by a
vote of the nine head coaches.




McDougall, who leads the ACC in batting average (.431), home
runs (24), runs batted in (91) and runs scored (93), could become the
first player to win the ACC triple crown since Maryland’s Derek Hacopian
accomplished the feat in 1992. The Valrico, FL , is the second Seminole
to be named player of the year with J.D. Drew taking home the honor in
1997.




“It’s a great honor to be selected as the ACC Player of the
Year, especially when you see how many outstanding players there are
around the conference,” said McDougall. “I want to thank my teammates
and the coaching staff for getting me where I am this season, they
deserve the credit as much as I do. This is something I am proud to win
for Florida State University.”




On May 9, McDougall marked his place in the record books by
breaking three ACC and NCAA single-game records. In FSU’s 26-2 victory
over Maryland, he went 7-for-7 with six home runs, 16 RBI and 25 total
bases. The junior was named the ACC Player of the Week twice this
season and was the National Player of the Week on May 10 following the
Maryland series. McDougall has been named a first-team All-American by
Baseball Weekly and is a first-team All-ACC honoree.




Martin was named ACC Coach of the Year after leading the
Seminoles to a 48-12 (22-2 ACC) record this year. The 22 ACC wins set
the record for league wins in a season, surpassing Clemson’s 20-win
seasons in 1994 and ’95. This is the second straight year and third
overall that Martin has been tabbed the top head coach by the
conference.




Martin is currently in his 20th season as FSU’s head coach and
has taken his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 20 seasons.
The Seminoles have made 10 trips to the College World Series under
Martin, including six in the last eight years. Among Division I head
coaches, he ranks second in winning percentage with a 1,070-362-3 (.747)
overall record.


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