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Posey wins national player of the year award

May 29, 2008

Tallahassee, Fl. - Florida State catcher Buster Posey has alot on his plate at the moment.

The Seminoles are hosting an NCAA regional.

There is the baseball draft next week where he could be the first overall selection.

And there are the numberous postseason awards.

The former Lee County Trojan has been named Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year on Thursday.

Buster Posey is the fourth Florida State baseball player to win that honor and second straight with Tony Thomas taking the honor last year.

Hahira's J.D. Drew was the first FSU player to win the award in 1997.

Buster is also an all-American at catcher for the second straight year and leads the nation in three offensive categories including his .467 batting average.

Posey is also a semifinalist for other major college baseball awards.

The hardware is not distracting Buster from what he wants to do most this year.

Play in the College World Series.

Buster Posey said "As much as anybody on the team does. We have worked hard all year long since we got here in the fall. This is the time of the year everyone looks forward to and we are excited."

Florida State head coach Mike Martin said "but what is so special about him is the fact that he just keeps everything in perspective. He has never had inward turned eyeballs. He has always been a guy that was looking out for his team."  

Florida State plays Bucknell Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in Tallahassee.

Florida and Tulane play at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Dick Howser Stadium.

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