Stidham Named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State baseball made headlines once again in 2007 as Jason Stidham was named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-American team, while teammates Tony Thomas, Jr. and Bryan Henry were recognized as first and second-team All-Americans, respectively by Rivals.com.

Stidham, a first-team All-ACC honoree at third base, capped off a spectacular first-season with the Garnet and Gold as he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. The Palm Bay, Fla. native finished fourth on the team in hitting with a .366 average as he collected 86 hits in 235 at-bats. Stidham tied for the team lead with five sacrifice flies, tied for third with 28 two-out hits and was third in doubles (17) and home runs (6). He collected 29 multi-hit games and registered 11 multiple RBI games. In the regular season finale against Georgia Tech, Stidham set a career-high with four RBI’s and then matched that number again two games later in the series finale against the Yellow Jackets. He started at third base in 61 of 62 games this season as he began his FSU career with a career-best 13-game hitting streak.

The postseason accolades continued to pour in for Thomas and Henry as both student-athletes were named to the All-American team by Rivals.com.

Thomas was selected to the first-team as well as receiving Player of the Year accolades. Thomas was named ACC Player of the Year in 2007 as he leads or is tied for the lead, in the ACC in batting average (.430), hits (111), runs scored (91), doubles (33) triples (6), total bases (189), on base percentage (.522) and slugging percentage (.733). The Valrico, Fla. native has also been recognized as a National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and a Louisville Slugger first-team All-American. Thomas is also a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award.

Rivals.com recognized Henry as a second-team All-American in 2007. The Tallahassee, Fla. was named ACC Pitcher of the Year as he finished the season with a 14-2 record and an ERA of 2.60. He led the team in innings pitched (117.2), strikeouts (117), games started (18) and wins. The senior right hander has also been named a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award, Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award and a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award. Henry was selected as a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and became the first Seminole pitcher to garner All-ACC first-team honors three times.

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