May 25, 2005 - by
Robinson Named USA Today/Sports Weekly First Team All-American

May 25, 2005

Shane Robinson was named a first team All-ACC selection Monday night and Wednesday he got more good news. Not only did his 13th-ranked Seminoles record a walk-off win over No. 12 North Carolina in the opening round of the 2005 ACC Baseball Championship but he was also named a first team USA Today/Sports Weekly All-American. Robinson was one of just three outfielders named to the first team and one of only two ACC players to make it joining Miami’s Cesar Carillo.

“This is a great honor and I am once again just thankful that I am being recognized as an individual in a team sport,” said Robinson. “None of these honors happen without a great team surrounding you and I am just thankful to be part of such a great group.”

This is how Robinson was described in the article by Dana Heiss Grodin announcing the 2005 All-American squad; “No one in college baseball has had a more consistent season offensively than Robinson, who was the first player in the country to break the 100-hit plateau. He earned national attention with a 40-game hitting streak earlier this year, the eighth-longest in NCAA history and a new Florida State record. He is the first Seminoles player to record 100 hits and steal 40 bases in a single season. Entering the final three games of the regular season, Robinson ranked first in Division I in runs scored and was third with a .445 average.”

Robinson, who was also up for ACC Player of the Year honors, captured the conference’s regular season batting title and he led the league in runs scored, stolen bases and on base percentage. Overall he finished in the top 10 in hits (2nd), doubles (4th), slugging percentage (5th), walks (6th) and total bases (7th). He was one of only three players to finish the regular season in the top three for batting average, slugging percentage and on base percentage and the only one to lead the ACC in two of those three categories.

In raw numbers alone (no averages), Robinson led the ACC in hits (the only player over 100), runs (the only player over 70 and he had 87), steals (the only one over 30 and he had 47) and total bases (the only player over 150).

Robinson hasn’t just been leading the ACC. The outfielder ranks among the best in the nation statistically as well. He was the first player in America to reach 100 hits and still leads the nation. He is also first in the NCAA in total runs. He is third overall in steals, fourth in doubles and on base percentage and fifth in average and total bases.

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