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Tony Plagman

School

Georgia Tech

Position
First Base
Major
Management
AVG
.360
R
66
H
86
FLD%
.991
ERA
-
W-L
-
RBI
78

Classroom

Plagman has been named to the Academic All-ACC baseball team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll three consecutive years at Georgia Tech. He has also been on the Academic Dean’s list every semester since he became eligible. He carries a 3.36 cumulative GPA while majoring in Management and is on pace to graduate in May of 2010. When he finishes playing baseball, Tony would like to own his own sports marketing firm.

Character

Plagman began his career as a non-scholarship player, walking onto the team in 2007. His hard work immediately became evident as he went on to start 48 games his freshman season and earned a scholarship the very next year. He has started all but three games since, and his character was soon recognized by not only his teammates but also others in the baseball world.  Tony has been elected as 2010 team captain and represents the baseball team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. In 2009, Plagman was selected by the New York Yankees in the MLB draft but chose to return for his final season at Georgia Tech to not only receive his degree in management but to help lead his team to a conference championships and possibly make a trip to the College World Series.

Community

Plagman has worked in the community at numerous events during his time at Tech. He recently completed his third year as an escort during the Georgia Special Olympics opening ceremonies and has twice volunteered at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Halloween Patient Party. He was spent four years campaigning for the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive and three years serving at the St. Baldricks fundraiser for Cancer patients. He has recently begun his involvement in the L.E.A.D program with former Chicago Cubs baseball player C.J. Stewart to help inner city youth play baseball in high school.

Competition

Plagman is a team captain and three-year starter at first base. He has played in 173 games while starting 161. He’s been named 2010 Louisville Slugger and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-American (third team) and 2009 second team All-ACC. Holds a career .317 batting average with 34 home runs and 141 RBI. His 34 career home runs are tied for the 18th-most in school history, 23 shy of the all-time record.