Oct. 11, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State baseball All-American James Ramsey was named to the 2011 Homecoming Court and is one of six gentlemen in the running to be crowned this year’s Homecoming Chief.
The Florida State University Homecoming 2011: A Seminole State of Mind will be celebrated the week of November 13-19. The week will offer many events for everyone to celebrate the great traditions of FSU. It kicks off with Warchant, a free concert on Langford Green and concludes at the Homecoming game on Saturday, November 19, when the Seminoles match-up against the University of Virginia.
Voting for Homecoming Chief & Princess will take place online beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 14 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16. The winner of the 2011 Chief & Princess will be announced at POW WOW on Friday, November 18.
After being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 MLB First Year Player Draft, Ramsey chose to return to Tallahassee for his senior season, a year after being named an All-American and leading the Seminole baseball team in batting average, hits, home runs and RBI.
Ramsey is on track to graduate in the spring of 2012 with a degree in finance from the prestigious College of Business. He is a two-time recipient of FSU’s Golden Torch Award presented to the student-athlete who has achieved the highest GPA on their respective teams. Ramsey earned the award in 2008-09 and 2009-10. He also became just the sixth Seminole to earn first-team Academic All-America honors from Capital One/CoSIDA. Ramsey capped off his junior campaign as being named the ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Along with his success on the playing field and in the classroom, the Alpharetta, Ga., native is currently serving as president of both the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and Red Cross Noles, an organization that he and former Seminole Christian Ponder helped form on campus. Red Cross Noles is an arm of the national Red Cross organization that was formed at Florida State in the hopes of helping make the university one of the most disaster-prepared universities in the nation as well as stressing the importance of CPR certification.
Ramsey is also an active participant in the community where he has contributed significant hours of service through his four years on campus at Florida State.
After Ramsey made the decision to return to Tallahassee for his senior season, FSU Baseball head coach Mike Martin announced that his senior outfielder would serve as captain for the upcoming season.
Joining Ramsey on this year’s Homecoming court are Chief nominees Brian Cosgrove, Nicholas Russell, Sandy Simmons, Stanley Wakefield, Jr., and Alexander Yarbrough; Princess nominees include Asimina Boutzoukas, Saisha Delevoe, Alexandra Haddad, Janie Hoffman, Lenet Rivas and Megan Thompson.