Jan. 24, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The nationally-ranked Florida State women’s basketball program will host a special “Celebrate The Legacy” event this weekend, encouraging FSU women’s basketball alumnae to participate in what will be a few days of reflection and fun.
“For me as a coach, it’s an absolute joy to see my former players come back and visit a place like Florida State that is so special to them,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “One of the best parts of our job as a coaching staff is seeing how our former players progress and grow in their own lives, so to have many of them back in town and connected to the program makes this upcoming weekend that much more exciting.”
With the Seminoles gearing up for an important ACC game on Sunday at 2 p.m. vs. Virginia Tech on ESPN3, alumnae are welcomed to participate in a number of occasions this weekend. Those interested in attending the “Celebrate The Legacy” event this weekend can RSVP by emailing FSU women’s basketball Director of Recruiting Operations Carly Thibault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida State women’s basketball is home to plenty of tradition. Since the program’s inception in the 1970-71 season, the Seminoles have produced 13 All-Americans, eight USA National Team members and 34 all-conference selections. Furthermore, four FSU women’s basketball players have had their jersey numbers retired, and five players have earned a spot in the Florida State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Since being named Florida State’s head coach in the 1997-98 season, Semrau has made it a priority to stay well-connected with her former players. Current assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff, student assistant Morgan Toles and FSU Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA Vanessa Fuchs are all former players who work within the program.
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