Aug. 13, 2009
Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State’s Athletic Hall of Fame will grow by seven members on Friday, September 11 during the annual induction ceremony. FSU will induct baseball star Mike Augustine, record setting pole vaulter Jeff Bray, softball standout Danielle Cox, volleyball coaching legend Dr. Cecile Reynaud, standout golfer Bob Shave and football All-American Reinard Wilson. Dennis Boyle will be posthumously honored as the Moore-Stone Award winner.
A limited number of $75.00 tickets for the 2009 induction ceremony are available for purchase to the public and can be obtained by calling 850-556-0433 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ceremony will be held at the University Center Club with a social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. and dinner and the ceremony beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Mike Augustine came south to Florida State in the fall of 1960 from his home in Philadelphia, PA. He would bide his time waiting for playing time within the Seminoles’ highly successful baseball program finally getting his chance at tournament time during his sophomore season – and he would never look back. Augustine led off, hitting .353 (6 for 17), and played right field in the 1962 College World Series, leading Florida State to a fourth place finish.
A lightning fast lefthander, Augustine became the starting center fielder and exploded on the college baseball seen as a junior in 1963. He led the Seminoles in hitting with a .399 batting average that was over .400 up until the final game of the season and ranked as the third best average in school history at the time. He led FSU with a school record 65 hits and struck out just eight times all season. Augustine helped lead the Seminoles to a second consecutive trip to the College World Series and a fifth place national finish. For his efforts, he was named a First-Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
As a senior in 1964, Augustine’s 40 hits were second on the team and he once again showed an astonishing eye at the plate striking out just five times in 35 games.
Mike Augustine used his quickness and exceptional hitting to add his name as one of the best baseball players in Florida State history.
Track and Field
Jeff Bray was considered one of the finest pole vaulters in the history of high school athletics in the U.S. over his career in Elks City, Oklahoma. He proved his prep career was no fluke earning All-America honors and posting FSU records that have stood since he left the program.
Florida State competed in the Metro Conference during Bray’s freshman season in 1991 and he won the conference championship that year. Florida State switched conferences in 1992 and Bray dominated the ACC over the next three years. He was the ACC indoor and outdoor champion in 1992 and 1993 and the conference’s outdoor champion again in 1994. He is considered the finest pole-vaulter in ACC history and was named a member of the 50th Anniversary ACC Indoor Track and Field Team in 2003.
Bray competed at nationals six times, earning All-America honors three times over his Seminole career including a 3rd place finish Indoors in 1992.
He still holds the ACC and FSU records in both the outdoor (18-6.5’) and indoor (18-0.5’) pole vault, records that were set more than 16 years ago.
Jeff Bray’s dominance of his event has earned him a place in the FSU Hall of Fame.
Danielle Cox came to Florida State in the fall of 1997 following an All-American junior college career. Over her two seasons at FSU, the Anniston, AL native would become one of the most accomplished players in school history.
Cox started all 72 games in left field as a junior in 1998 and ranked third in the ACC in triples and fourth in steals. And as a senior in 1999, she forged a Hall of Fame career. She led the country in 1999 in stolen bases with 73, which was the second highest in NCAA history. She finished 20th nationally with a .432 batting average. She led the ACC in stolen bases, batting average and hits and was the MVP of the 1999 ACC Tournament. She was named first team All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and earned a spot on the All-ACC and All-Southeast Region teams.
Cox set, and still holds, the Florida State record for career batting average (.366) and held the third spot in career stolen bases with 94 when she graduated. She became the first Seminole invited to the USA National Softball Team and played professionally with the Georgia Pride.
Cox set, and still holds the Florida State record for career batting average (.366) and held the third spot in career stolen bases with 94 when she graduated. She became the first Seminole invited to the USA National Softball Team and played professionally with the Georgia Pride.
The speedy outfielder will be remembered as one of the Seminole’s all-time best at getting on base early and often and could ignite the offense earning her a well deserved place in the Florida State Hall of Fame.
Dr. Cecile Reynaud
Coaches and Administration
Just one year after graduating from Southwest Missouri State in 1976, Dr. Cecile Reynaud was named head coach of Florida State’s volleyball and over the next 26 years she established the program as one of the nation’s best and in the process she became one of the country’s most well respected volleyball coaches. Over the course of her career at FSU, Reynaud earned a master’s and Ph.D. from Florida State while heading the volleyball program from 1976-2001. She won 635 career matches at FSU which ranks her among the Top 10 in Division 1A career victories. 10 of Reynaud’s Florida State teams won berths in the NCAA Tournament and three in the AIAW Tournament, the governing body of women’s athletics prior to 1982. She won six Metro Conference Championships and one ACC title. She was named Metro Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1989, AVCA South Regional Coach of the Year in 1989, Florida AIAW
Highly respected among her peers, Reynaud was heavily involved on the international stage as well and was chosen as the Deputy Competition Manager for the 1996 Olympic Games where she coordinated the volleyball activities at the Athens, GA venue. She was awarded the prestigious George Fischer Leader in Volleyball Award at the USA Volleyball National Meetings in 1996.
Dr. Cecile Reynaud’s name is synonymous with the sport of volleyball at Florida State as she takes her rightful place in the FSU Hall of Fame.
Bob Shave, Jr. came to Florida State with a sparkling prep golf history that included winning the state of Ohio high school golf championship in 1953 and 1954.
Shave played on some of FSU’s best early golf teams. FSU finished 11-0 and 11-1 mark in 1956 and 1957, Shave’s first two seasons. Although he was not the No. 1 golfer his first two years he sometimes had the best round of the day. In 1957 Florida State tied for fourth place in the NCAA Tournament and Shave led the way with a third place individual finish.
In 1958 Shave led FSU to another berth in the NCAA tournament and his exceptional play earned him Second-Team All-American honors from the Golf Coaches Association. He captained the 1959 Seminole team which included FSU great Downing Gray. Shave had identical scoring averages of 72.0 to lead all FSU golfers in both 1958 and 1959. FSU played in several tournaments throughout Shave’s career and he usually performed well. In addition to the third place finish at the NCAA tournament in 1957, Shave won the 1959 Pensacola Invitational and he had seven additional top-ten finishes. He won a number of amateur tournaments including the 1958 Ohio Amateur during the summer months.
Following his FSU career, Shave played professionally on the PGA Tour until 1973. He played in 116 events and amassed 14 Top 10 and 35 Top 25 finishes. His best finish was second place at the 1963 Cajun Classic Open.
Bob Shave’s stellar golfing careers at FSU and as a professional golfer have earned him a well-deserved place in the Florida State Hall of Fame.
No position in all of college football was more feared during the 1990s than that of defensive end at Florida State and Reinard Wilson was one of the stars who earned that respect. He combined a tireless work ethic that followed him from his rural upbringing in nearby Lake City, FL with great upper body strength and linebacker like quickness to become the prototype college end of the decade.
Wilson led the ACC in quarterback sacks in 1994 and was selected All-ACC in 1995 and 1996. As a senior in 1996, Wilson earned First-Team All-America status on four teams honors joined teammate Peter Boulware to mark the only time both consensus All-America defensive ends came from the same team. Wilson led the 1996 Seminoles with 105 total tackles and 13.5 quarterback sacks. Over his four-year career he tallied a school record 35.5 sacks, playing on some of the finest defenses in college football history including the 1993 team that won the school’s first national championship.
In 1997, Wilson was one of four Seminoles selected in the first round of the NFL Draft when he was chosen 14th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played seven years in the NFL for Cincinnati and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Reinard Wilson’s relentless effort and accomplishments make him one of the greatest defensive linemen in FSU history.
After earning his bachelors and masters degrees at Florida State, Dennis Boyle became the athletic department’s first marketing director in 1980. Boyle’s duties included promoting basketball and baseball, filling the seats in the football stadium and developing a radio and television network during the time when Florida was controlling the electronic media. Before he left his position, 60 stations carried FSU football with 15 also carrying basketball and local station WTNT broadcasting live FSU baseball. Boyle successfully negotiated the first tape-delayed broadcast of a college football game in the state – a win against the Gators. His interaction with Tallahassee’s CBS affiliate, WCTV, put him in close contact with the Phipps Family, who hired him in 1982.
In 1992 Boyle served as Chairman of Seminole Boosters during its 40th anniversary and in 1995, Dennis and his wife Robin funded an endowment designated for the Athletics Department for Academic Excellence. As CEO of Phipps Ventures Inc., Boyle was instrumental in establishing the John H. Phipps Endowment, which supports multiple scholarships along with a named professorship in the FSU Department of Communications. He and his wife Robin also funded the Boyle Scholarship as well as numerous other academic college endowments. He was an energetic personality who helped hospitals, universities and the many causes to which he donated advice and money.
Dennis Boyle is the only individual to ever serve Florida State both as an assistant athletic director and as Chairman of Seminole Boosters and his hard work and dedication toward his alma mater have earned him a place in the FSU Sports Hall of Fame.