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James Ramsey

Florida State


In 2011, Ramsey was a first-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA/Capital One and was the ACC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He’s a three-time recipient of the Golden Torch Award for the highest GPA on the team, a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic team. Ramsey is also a five-time member of the Dean’s List and has been named to the President’s List twice.


Ramsey enters his senior season as a team captain and he was a member of the 2011 FSU Homecoming Court. Ramsey motivated his teammates to be more active in the community, and as a result the Seminoles were the recipient of the Semi-Gnome Award at FSU in 2009-10 — presented to a team on campus with the biggest participation and total hour improvement over one year (participation increased from 0.6 percent to 100 percent; hours increased from 4 to 192.25). “James is the perfect role model for an engaged student — successful in and out of the classroom, with a commitment to service that is totally unselfish,” FSU President Dr. Eric J. Barron said. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft, but decided to return to FSU for his senior year to complete his bachelor’s degree. “James’ leadership qualities are unparalleled,” FSU coach Mike Martin said. “He is the unquestioned leader of the Florida State baseball team. His work ethic and passion for the game is what sets him apart across the nation.”


Ramsey is a four-year member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) at Florida State where he served as President for two years and three-year member of the Atlantic Coast Conference SAAC committee. He has tallied more than 100 hours of community service the last three years at Florida State, participating as a guest speaker at churches and schools while also volunteering at other charitable organizations including the Fellowship for Christian Athletes, Tanner’s Totes, Dick Howser Center, Let Us Play, Miracle League Baseball Game, Relay for Life, Second Harvest Food Drive and the Leon County Leukemia Foundation. He has served as a peer leader for new student-athlete orientation and PHAT Tuesday’s at FSU, and he continues to serve as a mentor throughout the year to two young kids suffering from life-altering illnesses. Ramsey joined former FSU QB Christian Ponder, a 2010 finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, to form Red Cross Noles in an effort to help make FSU one of the most disaster-prepared universities in the nation and to stress the importance of CPR certification.


Ramsey enters his senior season as a first-team All-American from Perfect Game and a second-team All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the NCBWA. He was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America, NCBWA and ABCA following a breakout junior season. He started all 65 games in right field and led the Seminoles in batting average (.364), hits (91), RBI (67), total bases (145), stolen bases (11) and slugging percentage (.580) and shared the team lead in home runs (10) and runs scored (58). Ramsey led the ACC in total bases, ranked second in batting average and ranked eighth or better in six offensive categories en route to earning a spot on the All-ACC first team. Ramsey has started 133 straight games dating back to the start of his sophomore campaign in 2010.