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Wesleyan grad Ramsey named nation's top player

Florida State’s James Ramsey celebrates after scoring one of the Seminoles’ six runs in the third inning against Stony Brook.

Florida State’s James Ramsey celebrates after scoring one of the Seminoles’ six runs in the third inning against Stony Brook.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Just days after being named a consensus All-American, Florida State’s James Ramsey can now add Player of the Year to his list of accolades in 2012. The senior captain from Wesleyan was named national co-player of the year by the America Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings.

Ramsey, who shares the award with Stony Brook’s Travis Jankowski, is the third Seminole to be recognized as the ABCA’s Player of the Year. He joins Leesburg native Buster Posey (2008) and J.D. Drew (1997).

Ramsey, a first-round pick of the Cardinals in this year's MLB Draft, was named a first-team All-American in 2012 by the ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA to become the ninth consensus All-American in school history and the first since Posey in 2008.

Ramsey finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in 10 offensive categories while leading in batting average (.378), runs scored (78), total bases (152), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.652). He was the only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in on-base percentage, runs per game, runs and walks.