June 11, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s DJ Stewart added to his postseason accolades in 2014 taking home second team All-America honors from both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association as announced by the two organizations on Wednesday afternoon.
Stewart, who garnered All-ACC honors for the second year in a row, became the seventh Seminole in school history to garner Player of the Year accolades earlier this year. He has also been recognized as a second team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball, a third team Capital One Academic All-American, a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy and was named to the NCAA Tallahassee All-Region team all in 2014.
The sophomore outfielder currently ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in eight offensive categories while leading the league in average (.351) and on-base percentage (.472). He also ranks in the top 50 nationally in six categories including base-on-balls per game (0.75, 27th), on-base percentage (30th), doubles per game (0.36, 39th), doubles (19, 41st), base-on-balls (40, 42nd) and runs batted in per game (0.94, 48th).
Stewart finished league play hitting .388 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games. The Yulee, Fla., native finished the season tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and second with 13 multi-RBI games. He recorded a career-high four hits three times in 2014. Stewart also finished the season reaching base safely in 52 of the 53 games in which he played.
Stewart will represent his country this summer as a member of the USA Collegiate National Team. Competition starts June 21 with the Red, White and Blue Tour through various cities across the United States.