June 19, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s DJ Stewart closed the book on the 2014 season by adding two more All-America honors to what was an impressive sophomore campaign. Stewart was named a first team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association and garnered second team honors from Perfect Game.
Stewart becomes the 42nd player in Florida State history to be recognized as a first team All-American and first since 2012 when Robert Benincasa, Jayce Boyd and James Ramsey were all named first team All-Americans including Boyd and Ramsey by the ABCA. Stewart was also named to the ABCA All-Atlantic Region first team.
Earlier this year, 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. He was also recognized as a second team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA, 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.