Sept. 14, 2004
The Florida State women’s basketball team will begin practice for the 2004-05 season in just over a month. Head Coach Sue Semrau begins her 8th season at the helm of the FSU program. Senior captains Linnea Liljestrand and Roneeka Hodges will lead a very talented group of Seminoles this season. Preseason competition gets underway with a 2 p.m. exhibition game on Sunday, November 7th at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
IT’S TIME TO PLAY
This season, Florida State women’s basketball doesn’t want to forget that while college athletics has become very big in today’s society, it can still be a great deal of fun. We are talking about sports after all. As Florida State embarks on Phase Two of its program, the Seminoles want to learn and grow from the hardships and challenges they’ve faced. And now, It’s Time To Play.
“In Phase One, we faced some challenges in the growth of our program and now even though there’s a lot more work to be done, that’s what we’re here for,” Semrau said. “That’s why these players came to Florida State. It is the joy of athletics. You can forget everything else when you are out on the court and you’re going hard, you’re going after it and you’re competing. When you’ve prepared well, you have so much fun playing.
“We knew there were going to be hard times and now we are forging into the next phase with our women’s basketball program with open eyes and open arms,” Semrau continued. “We don’t have all of the personnel we thought we were going to have, but we are coming together. We are tighter than we have ever been and it’s exciting. We’ve worked so hard to lay a solid foundation and now it’s just time to go out and play.”