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#33 Micah Gibbs
Position: Catcher
Bats: Switch Hitter
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 207 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Pflugerville, Texas
High School: Pflugerville HS
Born: 07/27/1988
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Micah Gibbs Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/08/2010

2010 Baseball America Second-Team All-American
2010 NCBWA Second-Team All-American
2010 ABCA Third-Team All-American
2010 First-Team All-SEC
2010 SEC All-Defensive Team
2010 First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 ABCA Gold Glove Team
2009 SEC All-Defensive Team
2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (April 6, 2009)
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American
2008 Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American
2008 Freshman All-SEC Team

MLB Draft: 3rd Round in 2010 (Chicago Cubs)

LSU's starting catcher for three seasons (2008-10) who emerged as one of the nation's best players behind the plate ... signed with the Chicago Cubs in the summer of 2010 after he was selected in the third round of the MLB Draft ... a second-team All-America and first-team All-SEC selection in 2010 ... named as the catcher on the 2009 ABCA Gold Glove Team for his exemplary defensive play ... also voted to the 2009 SEC All-Defensive Team by the league coaches .... starting catcher for the United States National Team that won a gold medal at the 2008 World Championships in the Czech Republic; he hit .264 (19-for-72) for the U.S. with three doubles, two homers and 17 RBI in 23 games ... compared to Jason Varitek of the Boston Red Sox for his defensive play ... a member of the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Started 61 games, batting a team-high .388 (95-for-245) with 14 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 60 RBI ... hit .432 (54-for-125) in SEC regular-season games with eight doubles, three triples, three homers and 23 RBI ...finished No. 3 in the SEC with a .388 cumulative batting average ... also was No. 5 in the league in hits (95) and No. 6 in on-base percentage .458) ... hit .692 (9-for-13) in the Tigers' series versus Vanderbilt, including a game-winning, walk-off double in Game 1 in the bottom of the 10th inning ... posted a 13-game hit streak from March 20-April 10 ... 4-for-5 at Auburn on April 9 with one double, one triple, three runs and two RBI.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Played in 71 games (68 starts), batting .294 (70-for-238) with 16 doubles, two triples, six homers, 42 RBI and 58 runs ... posted a .989 fielding percentage behind the plate and threw out 22 runners attempting to steal ... hit .333 (16-for-48) in LSU's 11 NCAA Tournament games with one double, five RBI and 10 runs ... 10-for-28 (.357) in the College World Series with three RBI and six runs ... 3-for-5 in CWS win over Virginia (June 13) with two RBI and one run ... 4-for-5 in 2009 NCAA Regional championship game vs. Minnesota (May 31) with one double, one RBI and two runs; voted to regional all-tournament team after hitting .385 (5-for-13) in three games with one double, one RBI and four runs ... batted .300 (6-for-20) in the SEC Tournament with three doubles, five RBI and four runs ... compiled a 14-game hit streak (May 2 - May 24) ... named SEC Player of the Week on April 6 after leading the Tigers to a series win at Georgia, he was 4-for-9 at the plate with two homers, four RBI and four runs ... launched one of three grand slams hit by the Tigers in a 22-10 victory over Illinois on March 7.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 54 games (48 starts), taking over the starting job at catcher on March 30 at Florida ... hit .322 (56-for-174) on the year with 16 doubles, two homers and 35 RBI ... LSU's leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .345 (29-for-84) vs. league opponents ... 2-for-7 in the College World Series with one double and two RBI ... batted .600 (6-for-10) in Super Regional vs. UC Irvine with 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 runs ... ... 4-for-5 vs. UNO (May 13) with two doubles and two RBI ... 3-for-5 at Ole Miss (4/13) with one homer, four RBI and two runs. Gibbs' homer - a solo shot to lead off the sixth inning and extend LSU's lead to 4-2 - was the first dinger of his collegiate career ... hit .400 (4-for-10) in the Alabama series (April 4-6) with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored

HIGH SCHOOL
A stellar catcher during his prep career ... transferred to Pflugerville High prior to his senior season but was ineligible to play due to Texas transfer rules ... a Rawlings High School All-American; also named to the Rawlings Pre-Season All-Region team ... earned all-state, all-county and all-district honors as a sophomore and junior catcher at Leander (Texas) High ... batted .500 with eight homers and 34 RBI as a junior at Leander ... batted .408 with 13 homers during his high school career ... participated in the Premier Baseball All-Star Game ... a National Honor Society member who earned academic all-district recognition.

PERSONAL
Full name is Micah I. Gibbs ... parents are Ben and Rebecca Gibbs ... interests include table tennis, bowling, golf and sports trivia ... credits his father Ben, who was a catcher at Kansas State, with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born July 27, 1988.

Gibbs' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 three times; last vs. Alabama (5/30/10)
Hits: 4 five times; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Runs Scored: 4 vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Doubles: 2 four times; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Triples: 1 five times; last at Auburn (4/9/10)
Home Runs: 1 several times; last vs. UC Irvine (6/4/10)
RBI: 6 vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Stolen Bases: 1 several times; last vs. Northwestern State (4/20/10)

 

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