Baseball's Ryan Roberson Drafted in 30th Round By Detroit Tigers
First Baseman Led A-10 With .423 Batting Average
June 8, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Former George Washington University baseball player Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 30th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon.
"I've waited my whole life for the opportunity to perform at the professional level," Roberson said shortly after he was picked. "It's been a dream of mine to play pro ball and get the chance to prove myself."
Roberson capped-off one of the best careers in GW program history this season by leading the Atlantic 10 Conference in batting average (.423), slugging percentage (.753), on base percentage (.487) and base hits (82). He was also tied for second in home runs with 16.
The first baseman was named First Team All-Conference at the end of the regular season and was an All-Tournament Team selection following the A-10 Conference Tournament.
The Silver Spring, MD native concluded his illustrious four-year collegiate career at GW in the program's top 10 of seven offensive categories. Roberson finished second in RBI (197), third in home runs (43) and hits (265) and is tied four fourth all-time in doubles (52).