TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s DJ Stewart completed the trifecta Monday afternoon adding Baseball America Freshmen All-American to his list of postseason accolades as the Seminole outfielder earned a spot as a first team honoree in 2013.
Stewart closed out his first year at Florida State as the team leader in average (.364), hits (82), doubles (25), slugging percentage (.560), on-base percentage (.469) and stolen bases (8), while ranking third with five home runs. He also finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in six offensive categories including doubles (3rd), batting average (4th), on-base percentage (5th), RBI (7th), slugging percentage (8th) and hits (9th).
Following the completion of the regular season, the Yulee, Fla., native earned one of five spots as an outfielder on the All-ACC second team. Just a week later, Stewart's hot bat earned him a place on the ACC All-Tournament team after hitting .667 with a double, triple and three runs scored.
Stewart finished the season as one of the hottest hitters in the nation hitting .564 (22-for-39) with four doubles, one triple, one home run, eight RBI and 11 runs scored. He recorded multiple hits in nine of those games including three three-hit games. During that span, Stewart reached base in 35 of his 49 plate appearances. The freshman outfielder also led the team with 26 multi-hit games and was the only Seminole to record five or more RBI in a game this year.
Along with being named to Baseball America’s Freshmen All-American first team, Stewart has also been recognized as a Freshmen All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2013.