Bart Tabbed First-Team All-America

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech standout catcher Joey Bart was named first-team all-America by both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball on Thursday.

A 2018 Golden Spikes Award, Johnny Bench Award and Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist, Bart had a superb junior season in 2018 that saw him named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earn a spot on the all-ACC first team.

A 2018 consensus preseason all-America, Bart led both the ACC and the Jackets in hitting with a .359 average on the season. He led the team and ranked second in the league in slugging percentage (.632) and hits (79), while also posting a team-high in home runs (16), runs scored (55) and on-base percentage (.471), which all ranked in the top 10 in the ACC.

The Buford, Ga. native posted a season-high 16-game hitting streak, the longest of the year for a Yellow Jacket player, and totaled 24 multi-hit games on the season overall, which included a pair of multi-home run games in which he blasted two long balls at Mercer on April 10 and on the road at Virginia on May 14.

A solid defensive catcher, Bart posted a .992 fielding percentage on the season, threw out 12-of-33 would-be base stealers and recorded three pickoffs from behind the plate.

The junior is ranked as the No. 1 catcher in all of Division I baseball by Baseball America, No. 2 by and is a potential top-10 pick in June’s MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Last season, Bart was an all-ACC second team selection and earned ABCA/Rawlings all-region second team honors as a sophomore.

For the latest information on the Georgia Tech baseball team, follow us on Twitter (@GTBaseball)FacebookInstagram (@gt_baseball) or visit us at


Bart Tabbed First-Team All-America
January 23, 2019 Varitek Receives NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

Former Georgia Tech great and MLB World Series Champion accepts prestigious award

Russ Chandler Stadium
January 22, 2019 Tech Tops Perfect Game Preseason All-ACC with Three

Murray, English and Thomas earn preseason recognition