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2000-2001 Florida State Athletic Year-In-Review



2000-2001 Florida State Athletic Year-In-Review

FSU football played for its third consecutive national championship in 2000-2001/

FSU football played for its third consecutive national championship in 2000-2001/


July 23, 2001

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 2000-01 FSU Athletic Year-in-Review




Coaching Honors
? 4 coaches honored as ACC Coach of the Year
(Coaches Graf, Martin, Reynaud, and Semrau)
? the entire softball coaching staff named the
National Fastpitch Coaches Association Southeast
Region staff of the year
? Coach Baker honored as Southeast Region Coach
of the Year and Runner-up for National Coach of the Year


Fall Sports
? Cross Country
? first year for Head Coach Bob Braman
? Men's Cross Country
? No. 8 ranking in NCAA South Region, their highest ranking ever
? 9th place in NCAA South Region
? 7th in the ACC
? five top-ten finishes
? Dave Guerra received All-District honors


? Women's Cross Country
? No. 2 ranking in NCAA South Region, their highest ranking ever
? 5th place at NCAA South Regional Championship
? 6th in the ACC
? four top-five team finishes
? Brooke Bastien and Katie Jeffrey received All-Region honors
? Amy Plekaitis named All-ACC, first ever Seminole to achieve this honor


? Football
? won 9th straight ACC Championship
? 11-2 record
? final ranking No. 4
? Chris Weinke won Heisman Trophy
? All-ACC First Team: Justin Amman, Char-ron Dorsey, Derrick Gibson, Marvin Minnis, Jamal Reynolds, Chris Weinke
? All-ACC Second Team: Brian Allen, Keith Cottrell, Chris Hope, Travis Minor, Jarad Moon, Clevan Thomas, Tarlos Thomas, David Warren, Brett Williams
? All-ACC Honorable Mention: Ryan Sprague
? 14 straight top four finishes and 14th consecutive year with at least 10 wins
? played in 3rd straight national championship game
? defeated Florida for the 3rd straight season
? Chris Weinke became FSU and ACC all-time leading passer
? FSU led the nation in total offense and passing offense


? Women's Soccer
? 14-8-2 record
? ranked No. 12 nationally in Soccer Buzz poll and No. 14 in NSCAA poll
? advanced to the 3rd round of the NCAA tournament (the Sweet 16)
? defeated two top-10 teams (UF twice and UNC once), UNC won the 2000 national title
? Emma Breland named to All-ACC and All-ACC rookie teams, Southeast Region Freshman of the Year, All-American third Team
? Rachael Watkins and Sarah Crawford players named to All-ACC Tournament Team
? Emma Breland, Sarah Crawford, and Rachael Watkin named All-Southeast Region Players
? Coach Baker named Southeast Region Coach of the Year
? Coach Baker named Runner-up for National Coach of the Year
? Florida State ranked 20th in average attendance and 18th in total home attendance for the 2000 women's soccer season


? Volleyball
? 21-11
? 4th in ACC
? Coach Reynaud named ACC Coach of the Year
? Coach Reynaud attained her 600th career victory
? Norisha Campbell was named to the All-ACC first team and AVCA East Region team
? Jennifer Werrick was named to the All-ACC second team and captured All-ACC Freshman honors
? freshman volleyball player Jennifer Anderson named recipient of the President's Award
? Norisha Campbell was recently named as one of 15 athletes invited to comprise the 2001 USA Women's National A2 Training Program


Winter Sports
? Basketball
? Men's Basketball
? 9-21 record
? schedule ranking 19th toughest in the country, ACC ranked as the No. 1 conference by the Sagarin Ratings
? defeated Maryland who reached the NCAA Final Four
? defeated two NCAA tournament teams
? Michael Joiner named to All-ACC Rookie Team and two-times named ACC Player of the Week
? swept Clemson for the first time since 1995



? Women's Basketball
? 19-12 record
? finished ranked No. 25 in the nation
? advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament
? Coach Semrau named ACC Coach of the Year
? finished 3rd in the ACC
? upset No. 4 Duke at Duke (Duke's only home loss of the season)
? Brooke Wyckoff named to All-ACC First Team
? April Traylor and Levys Torres named to All-ACC 3rd team
? Brooke Wyckoff named to ACC-All Defensive Team
? Levys Torres and Brooke Wyckoff drafted by the WNBA (program's 2nd and 3rd players drafted)


? Swimming
? Men's Swimming
? 6-7 record
? 1st place in 1 and 3 meter diving at ACC Championships
? Josh Edelman MVP Diver at ACC Championships
? 4th in ACC
? two divers went to the NCAA Zone B Qualifying Championships (Josh Edelman and Louis Dondero). The Seminoles were 1.15 points short of qualifying a diver for the NCAA Championships.


? Women's Swimming
? 8-5 record
? Christy Cech, NCAA All-American
? 1st place in 1 and 3 meter diving at ACC Championships
? 5th at ACC
? three divers went to the NCAA Zone B Qualifying Championships (Chelsie Lerew, Caren Hirai, and Michelle Sekeres). The Seminoles were 1.15 points short of qualifying a diver for the NCAA Championships.


? Track
? Men's Indoor track and field
? 3rd in the ACC
? 26th in the country


? Joe Allen:
? 2001 NCAA Indoor All-American in the long jump
? 5th at NCAA's
? All-ACC in long jump and triple jump
? 2nd in both the long jump and triple jump at the ACC Championships
? Mario Lowe
? ACC Champion in his event
? All-ACC - triple jump


? Shawn Brown (high jump)
? All-ACC
? All-American, 4th at the NCAA's
? ACC Performer of the Week
? Jeff Atkinson
? All-ACC
? Jason Dean
? 2001 ACC Champion - pole vault
? All-ACC


? Women's Indoor
? 7th in ACC
? 31st in country


? Laura Gerber
? 800m run - NCAA Indoor All-American, 3rd in the country
? All-ACC
? 2nd at ACC Championships
? Taressa Bundy
? All-ACC performer - triple jump
? 2nd at ACC Championships
? All ACC Performer - 60m dash
? Makiba Batten
? All-ACC - shot put
? 3rd at ACC Championships
? Megan Robbins
? All-ACC Performer - pole vault
? 3rd in ACC


Spring Sports
? Baseball
? regular season champions in ACC
? ranked No. 7 in Collegiate Baseball Division I Poll on 5/22/01
? 47-19 record
? advanced to the NCAA Baseball Super Regional losing to Georgia in the final game of series
? FSU completed the home portion of the ACC schedule undefeated (12-0) for the first time in school history
? Florida State is making its 24th straight NCAA appearance, second all time
? Coach Martin is now in 13th place for NCAA coaching victories with 1,163 wins
? Coach Martin named ACC Coach of the Year
? John-Ford Griffin named ACC Player of the Year and All-American first team by Baseball America
? Tony Richie named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
? Trent Peterson and Jeff Probst recognized as honorable mention Freshman All-Americans


? Golf
? Men's Golf
? first year for Head Coach Nicky Goetze
? finished in the top 10 in 4 consecutive tournaments
? finished season best 7th at LSU Invitational
? finished in the top ten in its final six tournaments of the spring.
? Mark Donaldson won the individual title at the Cavalier Classic.
? Mark Donaldson led the team with a career-best 74.35 strokes per round average


? Women's Golf
? finished in the top 10 in four of five spring tournaments
? ranked 45th in country
? finished third at the ACC Championship
? senior Louise Wright is ranked 76th in individual rankings
? one of only 3 FSU women's golf teams with a 3.0 or better GPA
? participated in the NCAA East Regional Tournament
? Louise Wright and Kristin Tamulis earned All-ACC honors. It marked the
first time two Seminoles had earned All-ACC honors in the same season.


? Softball
? regular season champions in the ACC
? 58-12 record
? ranked 15th nationally
? lost to California in regional finals, one out away from the College World Series
? Brandi Stuart named National Player of the Week
? No. 1 pitching staff in the nation with combined 0.71 ERA
? nation's 11th best team batting average and nation's 7th best winning percentage
? Jen White-Stokes and Leslie Malerich are Nos. 7 and 10 in ERA in the nation
? team as a whole is only one of three in the nation that ranks in the top 8 in pitching (No. 2), hitting (No. 8), and win-loss (No. 7) percentage
? Serita Brooks ranked 9th in the nation in stolen bases and set the third best mark in NCAA history for consecutive stolen bases (54)
? 6 ACC Players of the Week, 5 ACC Pitchers of the Week, 2 SASA Pitcher of the Week and 1 SASA Player of the Week
? advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time
? 58 wins were the most since the 1995 team went 58-18
? 6 players on the All-Southeast Region Team
? swept all three awards at the ACC Banquet
? 6 players on the 2001 NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament team
? Leslie Malerich became the program's 19th All-American (3rd team All-American by Louisville Slugger)
? Leslie Malerich and Brandi Stuart were named second team Easton All-Americans
? Coach Graf named ACC Coach of the Year
? the entire softball coaching staff named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Southeast Region staff of the year
? pitching staff finishes 2001 with nation's best ERA 0.71
? softball ranks in the top 10 in pitching, batting and winning percentage in final NCAA statistics


? Tennis
? Men's Tennis
? 11-14 (4-5 in ACC play)
? ranked No. 61 nationally
? has spent most of the season ranked in the NCAA/ITA Top 50 with a season high ranking of 47 in March
? Gustav Bucht and Alex Herrera were ranked No. 31 in doubles by the ITA in February and March
? Xavier Luscan was ranked by the ITA No. 99 in singles in March and was ACC Player of the Week March 5
? Xavier Luscan named to the All-ACC Team for the second year in a row
? Xavier Luscan finished the season with a 7-1 record against ACC opponents and led the team with a 15-11 record overall
? 5th in the ACC Tournament
? defeated two teams who later appeared in post-season action, Furman (#58) and Virginia (#38)


? Women's Tennis
? preseason ranking No. 21
? ranked No. 37 nationally
? 14-10 record (5-3 in ACC regular season play)
? 4th in ACC
? defeated 4 opponents ranked in the Top 50 as of 4/11/01
? Alida Gallovits has been ranked in the ITA singles rankings all season with a highest ranking of 38 in February
? Alida Gallovits earned All-ACC Team honors for the third consecutive year
? Alida Gallovits was named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District III Women's Spring Team
? Alida Gallovits advanced to the round of 32 at the NCAA Women's Individual Tennis Championships
? Nanette Duxin was honored with the regional ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award
? a total of 3 players were ranked in singles by the ITA in March
? Christina Denny and Alida Gallovits have earned ACC Player of the Week honors this season
? Samantha Schoeffel and Jessica Balbuena are currently ranked No. 46 in doubles by the ITA
? Lise Gregory is the second winningest coach in the history of Florida State women's tennis and is only 10 wins shy of becoming the all-time winningest coach
? Coach Gregory has led her team to five straight NCAA tournament appearances


? Track
? Men's Outdoor Track
? finished 2nd in ACC Championships by just 6 points to Clemson
? finished T-64 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships
? Joe Allen
? named ACC Performer of the Year after winning the long jump and triple jump ACC titles
? ACC Athlete of the Week
? set new school record in long jump
? 17th in long jump at NCAA Outdoor Championships, highest ACC finisher
? Shawn Brown
? All-American - high jump
? Matt Mason
? named ACC Freshman of the Year


? Women's Outdoor Track
? finished 3rd in the ACC Championships
? sent two women to the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships


? Brooke Bastien
? set a new Mike Long record in the 3,000m steeplechase, running in what was then the largest field to ever compete in the event
? Makiba Batten
? earned NCAA Provisional qualifying marks in the discus the past three-straight weeks


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