March 29, 2017 - by
Alex Powers Wins 2017 Senior CLASS Award

Tallahassee, FL (March 29, 2017) – Seminole Boosters, Inc., the fundraising arm for Florida State Athletics, announced their 2017 Spring Tour. The tour officially began on March 11th in New York City featuring Charlie Ward, with the second official stop in Orlando on March 17, featuring Coach Leonard Hamilton and the FSU Men’s Basketball team, in conjunction with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The annual tour features Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, Gene Deckerhoff, the official voice of the Seminoles, along with other Seminole Celebrities and former student-athletes.

The 2017 Spring Tour includes premier golf events with former players, cocktail parties and dinner events, interaction with Seminole greats, and much more. “Knowing that the majority of our fan base lives outside of the Tallahassee region, taking Seminole Athletics and the Booster Life experience to those supporters in their local area is a priority for us,” said Andy Miller, CEO of Seminole Boosters.

The Boosters have been overwhelmed by the response from Seminole celebrities who want to show their appreciation by helping raise funds for future of Florida State Athletics and student athletes. Past tours have featured Seminole legends, Charlie Ward, Brad Johnson, William Floyd, Dexter Jackson, Bobby Bowden, Gene Deckerhoff and many more.

The Seminole Boosters Spring Tour is traveling to:

·         Jacksonville – 4/11

·         Panama City – 4/14

·         Pensacola – 4/20

·         Tallahassee – 4/27

·         Brevard County – 5/4

·         Jupiter – 5/12

·         Sarasota – 5/15

·         Polk County – 5/18

·         Louisville, KY – 5/21

·         Tampa – 5/22

·         Naples – 5/23

·         Chop At The Trop, St. Petersburg – 7/23

“When I came to Florida State, I wasn’t interested in just being a team” said Head Coach Jimbo Fisher.  “I wanted to be a program. The reason we are a program is because of the vision of the administration and support of the Seminole Boosters.  I can’t thank you enough. Every dollar you give matters. Every dollar you give  makes a difference.”

To register for a Seminole Boosters Spring Tour event and to join or renew a Seminole Boosters membership, visit www.SeminoleBoosters.com

About Seminole Boosters Inc.

As the athletics fundraising arm of Florida State University, the Seminole Boosters are charged with generating current and deferred contributions for the purposes of enriching the overall educational environment of the Seminole Athletic Program. The program provides financial security, which contributes to the program’s long term growth and prosperity.  The contributions made to Seminole Boosters provide the framework of Florida State University Athletics that make scholarships, facilities and championship caliber coaches.

Alex Powers Wins 2017 Senior CLASS Award

Already earning first-team All-ACC and first-team NFCA Southeast All-Region honors this season, Powers batted .360 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs, 51 RBI and 54 runs scored. A 2016 second-team NFCA All-American, Powers now holds the all-time doubles record at Florida State with 51, and her 19 doubles in 2017 is tied for the most in a single season. Working her way into becoming one of the best offensive players in FSU history, Powers finished her career in the top five of the FSU career marks for slugging percentage (.612, third), RBI (171, third), walks (133, T-third) and home runs (35, fourth). A career .350 hitter, Powers had a breakout season at the plate in 2016 and posted a .396 batting average with 16 doubles, 16 home runs and 63 RBI, earning ACC Player of the Year honors.

“We are extremely excited about Alex Powers receiving this great honor,” said Head Coach Lonni Alameda. “She has worked so hard for this program and has been one of our leaders among an amazing senior class that all build on each other. AP has grown so much in every aspect of her life, and we are very proud of her and know that she represents Seminole Softball both on and off the field daily. It is neat to see others recognize her for that as well.”

Beyond the field, Powers has remained committed to excellence in the classroom, to prioritizing community outreach and to maintaining a high level of personal character. A 2015 NFCA Scholar-Athlete and member of the All-ACC Academic Team, Powers graduated with a degree in sports management in 2016 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. In both 2016 and 2017, she earned the Golden Nole Award as FSU softball’s best representative of community service and, along with the softball team as a whole, earned the FSU Athletic Director’s Cup for Service in 2014 and 2015. As an active member of the FSU Softball TRIBE, Powers has volunteered at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center, read to elementary students and helped clean up trash through FSU softball’s partnership with the City of Tallahassee’s Adopt-A-Street program.

“Alex Powers is the all-around excellent student-athlete we are thrilled to be able to recognize through the Senior CLASS Award,” said Erik Miner, the award’s executive director. “She has worked hard and made a difference in her community while excelling on and off the field. Our sincere congratulations to Alex, her team and to Florida State University.”

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