Athletics Year In Review
We have had a remarkable year that has included both enormous challenges and incredible accomplishments.
In football alone, weather forced us to rearrange our schedule right up until the end, Odell Haggins stepped in as interim coach when Jimbo Fisher left, we extended the nation’s longest bowl streak, and we hired Willie Taggart and replaced nearly an entire staff. Then we hosted a spring game that drew over 61,000 fans and included a concert that rocked the stadium.
We reached the NCAA Elite Eight in men’s basketball, had record seasons in men’s and women’s tennis, played for the National Championship in beach volleyball, and softball won it all.
We reached a historic mark with over a 3.0 grade point average for our student-athlete population, and our outstanding faculty representative, Dr. Pam Perrewè, won the highest honor the FSU faculty can bestow on a colleague (2018-2019 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor).
Mike Martin became college baseball’s all-time winningest coach, we are likely going to finish in the Top 10 of the Learfield Directors’ Cup, and we are about to break ground on a new Jack Nicklaus’ designed golf course that will change our city for years to come.
The energy is still palpable on our campus and throughout the fan base following our softball team’s race to the 2018 NCAA National Championship.
We announced during the softball celebration that we would commemorate the 50th year of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at Florida State University throughout the 2018-19 athletic season. Our women’s programs have had an outstanding year and the potential for next year is just as bright, so it is particularly fitting that we will recognize the achievements of our teams, student-athletes and the coaches who helped build our sports to the nationally competitive level we are today.
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