Position
Catcher
Height
5'11
Weight
207 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Pflugerville, Texas
B/T
S
High School
Pflugerville HS

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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