TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s DJ Stewart was honored as a Louisville Slugger first team Preseason All-American for 2015 as announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Stewart closed the book on the 2014 season with five All-America accolades including first team honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association and second team recognition from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the NCBWA. In the process, Stewart became the 42nd player in Florida State history to be recognized as a first team All-American.
The Yulee, Fla., native finished his sophomore season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in eight offensive categories while leading in batting average (.351), on-base percentage (.472) and slugging percentage (.557). Stewart concluded the year tied for the team lead with 20 multi-hit games and was second with 13 multi-RBI games. He recorded a career-high four hits three times in 2014, while reaching base in 52 of the 53 games in which he played.
Stewart wrapped up league play hitting .388 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games. For his efforts, Stewart earned first team All-ACC honors and was named the league’s Player of the Year. The list of accolades did not stop there for Stewart who was also recognized as a third team Capital One Academic All-American and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy.
Stewart went on to represent the United States of America this past summer playing for the U.S. Collegiate National Team.
Florida State will open the 2015 season with a three-game series at home against Oakland University (Michigan) beginning Friday, February 13.