June 29, 2005 - by
Shane Robinson Picks Up His Fifth First Team All-American Honor

June 29, 2005

Mt. Pleasant, MIThe honors keep coming in for Seminole sophomore Shane Robinson. The outfielder picked up his fifth first team All-American honor when the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings named him to their annual list. Robinson is the fifth Seminole in school history to be named a consensus first team All-American.


The sophomore outfielder has already been named a first team All-American by Louisville Slugger/TPX, USA Today/Sports Weekly, Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Robinson joins J.D. Drew, Marshall McDougall, John-Ford Griffin and Eddie Martinez-Esteve as the only consensus first team All-Americans in FSU history. Robinson, J.D. Drew and Martinez-Esteve are the only sophomores on that list.


Robinson is Collegiate Baseball’s reigning National Player of the Year and has been a candidate for all four of the national player of the year honors this season. He was named SEBaseball.com’s ACC Player of the Year, a first team All-ACC selection and a candidate for ACC Player of the Year honors. The sophomore outfielder enjoyed a school record 40-game hitting streak that garnered him national attention earlier this season and he was the first player in FSU history to record 100 hits and steal 40 bases in the same season. He was also the first player in the nation to reach the 100-hit plateau.


The Tampa, FL native won the ACC Batting Title and had more hits, runs, stolen bases and total bases than any player in the conference. He finished the year leading the ACC in on base percentage as well. There were only two games all season long where Robinson did not reach base and he recorded a hit in 64 of FSU’s 73 games in 2005.


This marks the second consecutive season an FSU sophomore has been named a consensus first team All-American and the first time in program history that two Seminoles have ever been named consensus first team All-Americans in back-to-back seasons.


FSU BASEBALL NOTES: Florida State was named the ACC’s recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for baseball. The Seminole baseball team was the only squad from FSU to win the award this spring…Shane Robinson is currently in Raleigh, NC taking part in Team USA National Baseball Trials…the Seminoles finished the season ranked 11th in the NCBWA poll, 14th in the SportsWeekly/ESPN poll and 16th in Baseball America’s and Collegiate Baseball’s final polls.

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