We continue the list today with number 30 with LSU junior catcher Micah Gibbs. He is from Pflugerville, Texas where he graduated from Pflugerville High School. He never actually played high school baseball at Pflugerville High School because he transferred to the school before his senior season. According to Texas transfer rules, he was not ineligible to play. He was named a Rawlings High School All-American and Rawlings Pre-Season All-Region team member even without his eligibility. He won all-state, all-county and all-district honors as a sophomore and junior at Leander High. In his junior season, he hit .500 with eight homers and 34 RBI while having a career batting average of .408 including 13 homers.
Gibbs headed to LSU to continue his education where he has been playing under Paul Mainieri for the last two seasons. As a freshman, Gibbs appeared in 54 games including 48 starts. He finished the season with a .322 average with 16 doubles, two homers, and 35 RBI. He was even better in SEC play as he led the Tigers with a .345 average. He picked up several awards as he was named Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American, Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American, and Freshman All-SEC Team. He spent the summer of 2008 with the USA Collegiate National Team where he hit .264 (19-for-72) for the U.S. with three doubles, two homers and 17 RBI in 23 games.
Gibbs continued to succeed on the field as a sophomore as he hit .294 (70-for-238) with 16 doubles, two triples, six homers, 42 RBI and 58 runs in 71 games (68 starts). He was also strong on the Tigers run to the 2009 NCAA Championship as he hit .333 with one double, five RBI and 10 runs. He was also strong defensively behind the plate as he had a fielding percentage of .989 while throwing out 22 potential base stealers. He was honored as a member of the ABCA Gold Glove Team and SEC All-Defensive Team. Gibbs is also an accomplished student in the classroom as he was named to the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
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