Cheesman has been awarded the 2005 ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship, given to student-athletes who have performed with distinction in both the classroom and in their respective sports.
ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship
Aaron Cheesman brings new emphasis to the term “scholar-athlete.”
Scholar. A four-time member of the ACC Honor Roll and a second-team Academic All-American, Cheesman has won the Golden Torch Award for baseball four times, has been on the President’s List twice, and on the Dean’s List four times. He graduated cum laude in May 2004 with a bachelor’s degree as a double major in Finance and Real Estate.
Athlete. Senior catcher for FSU’s Baseball team, Cheesman has been voted captain for the past two years. One of the most dependable players in the ACC, he started 71 of 73 games at the grueling catcher position, and led his team to a successful 2005 season when many doubted it could be done. Head Coach Mike Martin attributes the team’s success to “outstanding senior leadership.”
In May 2005, Cheesman was named a first team Academic All-District selection. This is the second straight season he has been selected for this honor by the College Sports Information Directors of America, which recognizes college scholar-athletes for their ability to achieve excellence on the playing field and in the classroom.
He also has been awarded the 2005 ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship, given to student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate-level degree. Student-athletes receiving the award of $5,000 have performed with distinction in both the classroom and in their respective sports.
Cheesman’s plans for his future are clear—to continue in professional baseball—he played this past summer for the Philadelphia Phillies—and to work toward a second career in financial advising—he’s now pursuing his master’s degree in FSU’s Sports Administration program.