March 4, 2004
Tallahassee, FL –
When you check your mailbox this week and find your new copy of Sports Illustrated don’t flip past page 26. Florida State softball head coach Dr. JoAnne Graf is featured in “Faces in the Crowd” in the Scorecard section of the magazine. The 26-year FSU softball head coach won her 1000th fast-pitch game February 11 versus Mercer and the magazine is recognizing her for that accomplishment.
Graf is just the second Division I coach in NCAA history to record 1000 NCAA wins and she is the all-time wins leader in NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) history with 1231 wins (slow-pitch and fast-pitch). She entered the 2004 season in the top four in five different NCAA coaching categories and is already 17-2 this season. Graf has never had a losing record in her 25 years at Florida State.
The legendary head coach will lead her fourth-ranked Seminoles at the Seminole Challenge tournament this weekend in Tallahassee. The Tribe opens play Friday at 3:30 pm versus Penn State and then will follow that game with Rhode Island at 5:30 pm. Florida State will play its sixth ranked team and fourth 2003 College World Series opponent in the last eight days Saturday at 11:30 am when it faces No. 11 Louisiana-Lafayette.
For more information on the 2004 Seminole softball team, please log on to the official athletic website for Florida State University at www.seminoles.com.