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No. 22 Seminoles Looking for School-Record 5-0 Conference Start at No. 16 Virginia Friday

Jan. 22, 2009


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s basketball team heads to Charlottesville, Va. for a top-25 matchup with Virginia Friday night looking to set a school-record by starting Atlantic Coast Conference play with a perfect 5-0 record.

 

The Seminoles (16-4, 4-0 ACC) are on a seven-game winning streak and find themselves back in the national rankings. After a stretch of games that has featured wins over ranked opponents Texas A&M and Georgia Tech and victories on the road at LSU, Virginia Tech and NC State, the Seminoles are now ranked No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

 

No. 16/14 Virginia (15-3, 2-1) enters the game against FSU after defeating rival Virginia Tech, 75-69, Wednesday night.

 

Friday’s conference showdown is slated for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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Semrau FIVE WINS AWAY FROM no. 200

In her 12th season as head coach of the Florida State women’s basketball program, Sue Semrau will always remember the win that put her within single digits of 200 career victories. That’s because career win No. 191 occurred against third-ranked Texas A&M and will go down as one of the greatest comebacks in Seminole history. She has since earned win No. 194 by doing something she had never done before: earn a victory at NC State. She then followed that victory by beating No. 24 Georgia Tech at home. Semrau is used to making magic happen at FSU as she became the program’s winningest coach in her ninth season on Feb. 19, 2006 when the Seminoles defeated Clemson 80-72 in overtime. She has guided the Seminoles to double-digit victories in nine-straight seasons and to four-straight NCAA Tournaments and five overall. Her current coaching record is 195-156.

 

Scouting Virginia

FSU……………………………. PER GAME………………………….. UVA

70.1……………………………….. POINTS……………………………… 72.9

.426 ………………………………… FG%………………………………… .399

.371……………………………….. 3 FG%………………………………. .250

.652…………………………………. FT%………………………………… .663

42.8……………………………. REBOUNDS…………………………… 45.0

13.5………………………………. ASSISTS…………………………….. 12.2

19.3…………………………… TURNOVERS………………………….. 16.8

8.3…………………………………. STEALS……………………………… 11.4

4.9………………………………… BLOCKS………………………………. 3.7

 

THE FSU-UVA SERIES

The Seminoles sure didn’t have much luck against Virginia in the early years of the series history between the two programs and FSU’s inability to defeat the Cavaliers lasted for quite a few years. In fact, FSU lost its first 20 games against Virginia – a span of time that lasted 10 years. The Seminoles finally earned victory No. 1 against Virginia during the 2000-01 season by two points at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Starting with that victory, FSU has won a total of eight ballgames in 17 tries against the Cavaliers. Virginia now holds a 28-8 all-time record against the Seminoles after winning both contests between the two last season.

 

SERIES RESULTS VS. VIRGINIA……………. 8-28

1990-91………. L……………… 77-92……………… (A)

1991-92………. L……………… 60-87……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 43-81……………… (A)

1992-93………. L……………… 66-78……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 68-76……………… (A)

1993-94………. L……………… 56-82……………… (A)

………………….. L……………… 50-59……………… (H)

1994-95………. L……………… 60-76……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 45-79……………… (A)

1995-96………. L……………… 58-91……………… (A)

………………….. L……………… 40-81……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 50-83……………… (N)

1996-97………. L……………… 57-67……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 44-73……………… (A)

1997-98………. L……………… 62-75……………… (A)

………………….. L…………… 76-83 (OT)………….. (H)

1998-99………. L……………… 71-80……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 55-73……………… (A)

1999-00………. L……………… 73-76……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 59-74……………… (A)

2000-01……… W……………… 60-58……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 65-77……………… (A)

…………………. W……………… 83-77……………… (N)

2001-02………. L……………… 62-66……………… (A)

………………….. L……………… 54-57……………… (H)

2002-03……… W……………… 55-46……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 54-63……………… (A)

2003-04………. L…………… 80-82 (OT)…………. (H)

…………………. W……………… 73-71……………… (A)

2004-05………. L……………… 62-77……………… (H)

………………….. L……………… 67-71……………… (N)

2005-06……… W……………… 60-46……………… (H)

…………………. W……………… 67-58……………… (A)

2006-07……… W……………… 63-47……………… (H)

…………………. W……………… 79-77……………… (A)

2007-08………. L…………… 66-69 (OT) …………. (H)

………………….. L …………….. 58-77……………… (A)

 

AGAINST THE CAVALIERS LAST YEAR

After having won four straight vs. the Cavaliers, Florida State enters Friday’s contest in Charlottesville, Va.,  having lost both match ups with UVA last season. The Cavaliers earned the first victory over the Seminoles on Jan. 26, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla., in a game that went into overtime. Despite the fact that four different FSU players scored in double-figures, led by Jacinta Monroe’s 15 points and nine rebounds, UVA still earned a 69-66 victory after shooting 100 percent from the field in the extra period.  Despite 21 points by Tanae Davis-Cain, Virginia defeated FSU again – this time on their home court – by a score of 77-52. The Cavaliers benefitted from a 16-2 run late in the second half in that victory.

 

FSU LOOKING FOR SCHOOL-RECORD 5-0 ACC START

Florida State travels to Charlottesville, Va., boasting a 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference record. The Seminoles will be looking to do something at John Paul Jones Arena on the campus of Virginia that they have never done before: move to 5-0 in the ACC. In the history of the program, FSU has never started its conference slate with a 5-0 record. The Seminoles will also be looking to tie the school-record for most ACC wins in a row. FSU has won five-straight in conference play two times in program history. The last time that the team achieved that feat happened during the 2004-05 season and the only other time occurred during the 2000-01 campaign. FSU has never won six-straight ACC games.

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Florida State’s matchup with Virginia will mark the fifth time in head coach Sue Semrau’s tenure that the Seminoles will play a game on Jan. 23. In fact, three of FSU’s games on this date have all been played against Virginia. The Seminoles are 2-2 all-time in Semrau’s tenure on Jan. 23, including 1-2 against the Cavaliers. Friday’s game will mark the third time in the Jan. 23 series-history that the two teams will meet in Charlottesville, Va., and FSU is 1-1 in those games.

 

RETURN TO THE RANKINGS

Florida State has been rewarded for its seven-game winning streak with a return to both national polls. After starting the 2008-09 season ranked in the top 25, the Seminoles were bounced from the rankings after an upset loss to Valparaiso at the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo. Since then, the Seminoles have gotten some votes but never enough to warrant a top 25-ranking … until now. FSU is now ranked No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

 

ACC TEAMS RANKED

FSU is one of five ACC teams ranked among the Top 25 in this week’s national polls.  In RPI rankings, FSU is ranked No. 22 in the latest CollegeRPI.com rankings … fifth best in the ACC behind Maryland (5), North Carolina (7), Duke (13) and Virginia (21).

 

NEW SCHOOL RECORD

Junior forward Jacinta Monroe made some history against Georgia Tech thanks to a type of performance that had never been seen before in program history. That’s because the 6-foot-4 post-player set a new-school record with nine blocks – breaking former Seminole Brooke Wycoff’s all-time record of eight that she set in 1997.  The mark ranks first among ACC players this season.

 

MORE FROM MONROE

After setting one school record against Georgia Tech, Jacinta Monroe has led the Seminoles in blocked shots over the past two seasons and is steadily climbing the ranks as one of the greatest shot blockers in program history and is on the verge of setting another program-best. With her nine blocks against the Yellow Jackets,  Monroe now has a team-best 35 swats this season. Monroe now has 194 career blocked shots and is just 15 shy of Brooke Wyckoff’s all-time record of 209 she set from 1997-2001.  Monroe is averaging 2.7 blocks per game this season.

 

FSU VS. RANKED OPPONENTS

Friday’s showdown with No. 16 Virginia will mark the fourth time this season that FSU will play against a ranked opponent. Georgia Tech came to the Donald L. Tucker Center boasting a No. 24 ranking in the AP poll and a No. 25 ranking in the ESPN/USA Today poll and FSU took care of business for the second time at home against a ranked opponent. FSU’s matchup against the Yellow Jackets marked the third time this season the Seminoles played against a ranked opponent and they are now 2-1 in those games. Florida State fell to No. 1-ranked UConn in Cancun, Mexico at the Caribbean Classic in December and  defeated then-No. 3 Texas A&M earlier this month. In the history of the program, the Seminoles are 22-144 in games played against ranked opponents.  Ten of those wins have occurred in the Semrau era.

 

NO BLOWOUT HERE

Interestingly, FSU and its last opponent, Georgia Tech, have played No. 1 UConn the closest of any opponents this season.  The Yellow Jackets opened the season with UConn and fell by 11 points (82-71) in Storrs while the Seminoles and Huskies squared off in Cancun and FSU fell by just 12 points (83-71).  UConn won its two previous games in the Cancun Tournament by an average of 51 points and since the game with FSU, the Huskies have won their next eight games by an average of 31.8 points per game.  FSU’s largest margin of defeat this season was 15 points to rival-Florida.

 

SEVEN STRAIGHT AND COUNTING…

FSU has run off seven-straight victories, including a perfect 5-0 record so far in 2009 and 4-0 record in conference games. The last time FSU won seven-straight was at the start of the 2004-05 season when the Seminoles won their first 12 contests and finished 24-8 and made the program’s first NCAA appearance since 2001.  FSU’s seven-game winning streak this season is second only to Duke among ACC teams.  The Blue Devils have run off 14 straight wins this season.

 

SECOND TIME EVER AT 4-0 IN THE ACC

For just the second time ever in the history of the program, FSU has started a perfect 4-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play after earning victories at home against Clemson and Georgia Tech and on the road against NC State and Virginia Tech. The last time the Seminoles started their conference slate with a 4-0 record was the 2006-07 season.

 

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

FSU scored just 59 points in its win over Georgia Tech … well below its 70.6 points per game heading into the contest. FSU has scored below 60 points just one other time this season and it was in the 72-57 loss to Florida. Before the Georgia Tech win, the last time the Seminoles won a game when scoring below 60 points was on March 6, 2008 in a 57-52 win vs. Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament.

 

LET’S GET PHYSICAL

FSU averages 18 fouls a game but has averaged just 12.7 fouls per game over the last three contests, including 12 fouls in the Clemson and Georgia Tech wins. FSU’s season low in fouls has been 11 in both the Charleston and Northern Colorado games. The Seminoles had a season-high 29 fouls in the Valparaiso loss. As far as FSU opponents, they are averaging 20 fouls per game this season and Temple had the most with 31.

 

WARD SPREADS THE WEALTH

Sophomore point guard Courtney Ward certainly did her job as the quarterback of the FSU offense against Georgia Tech. The Mobile, Ala., native posted a new career-best with nine assists to go along with 12 points and four rebounds. She also did her job on the defensive end by tying her career-high with four steals in the win.

 

Another double-double for monroe

Junior Jacinta Monroe currently leads the team in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg) and blocked shots (2.7 bpg) and against Georgia Tech, FSU’s talented post-player added to another category. That’s because with a team-high 15 points and team-high 10 rebounds, she achieved her team-high sixth double-double of the season and third in as many games. It was also the 14th of her career. The six double-doubles is a single-season best for Monroe as she turned in five double-doubles as a freshman and had three last season during her sophomore campaign.

 

FRESHOUR CONTINUES TO MOVE UP THE LIST

Senior guard Mara Freshour continues to move up the list in the career games-played department. When she suited up and started for the Seminoles against Georgia Tech, the Nashville, Ind., native officially moved into a tie for eighth place with former Seminole Danielle Ryan at 117 games played in a career and is now just three games behind Sue Galkantas and Ganiyat Adeduntan for seventh place all-time in program history. Freshour won’t be finished there, however, as it’s very likely she will become the new record holder in this category before her senior season is complete as Glenda Stokes’ FSU record of 130 games is within reach.

 

Career Games Played

Career Record:             1. Gelnda Stokes          130

                                    2. Alicia Gladden           126

                                    3. LeeVayne Oliver       122

                                        Holly Johnson           122

                                    5. Shante Wiliams        121

                                    6. Sue Galkantas          120

                                        Ganiyat Adeduntan   120

                                    8. Danielle Ryan           117

                                        Mara Freshour        117

 

 

HARVIN SUFFERS A MILD CONCUSSION

Late in the first half against Georgia Tech, junior starting forward Alysha Harvin had to helped off the court after sustaining a mild concussion. The Dania, Fla., native was held out of action as a precautionary measure in the second half and finished the night with seven points, one rebound and one assist in 16 minutes of action on the basketball court.

 

TURNOVER ISSUES

Two games after tying their season-high in turnovers with 26 at Virginia Tech, the Seminoles protected the ball in the win over NC State with just 13 turnovers, which was the second-lowest total of the 2008-09 season. But after that performance, FSU gave the ball away 23 times against Georgia Tech. The Seminoles are now averaging 19.3 turnovers per game. In the Sue Semrau era, FSU averaged 20+ turnovers per contest in her first three seasons. In each of her NCAA Tournament seasons, FSU has averaged no more than 18.3 turnovers per game and that was last season.

 

FSU Turnovers Per Game In Semrau Era

2008-09           19.3

2007-08           18.3     NCAA Tournament

2006-07           16.9     NCAA Tournament

2005-06           15.7     NCAA Tournament

2004-05           16.5     NCAA Tournament

2003-04           17.1

2002-03           18.5

2001-02           17.8

2000-01           17.8     NCAA Tournament

1999-00           21.6

1998-99           21.0

1997-98           24.6

 

POOR FREE-THROW PERFORMANCE

Coach Sue Semrau said following FSU’s win over Georgia Tech that once her team hits free throws, they’re going to be pretty good and she’s right. FSU has shot a dismal 47.5 percent from the charity stripe in the last two games.  The season-low this season was in the season-opener when the Seminoles shot 46.4 from the free throw line. FSU’s low in ACC play was 47.1 at NC State. On the season, the Seminoles are shooting 65.2 percent from the free-throw line. The highest free-throw percentages for a season during the Sue Semrau era were in 2004-05 and 2000-01 when FSU shot 70 percent. FSU finished last season shooting 66 percent from the line.

 

NOW A STARTER

Alysha Harvin’s aggressiveness has landed the junior a spot in the starting five the past five games. Harvin, who is averaging 7.4 points per game, scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds in a season-high 30 minutes of action against Clemson. She also scored nine points against NC State despite battling with foul trouble. She has scored in double figures seven times this year.

 

DAVIS-CAIN OVER 1,000 AND Freshour OVER 900

Senior guard Tanae Davis-Cain already made a little bit of history this season by officially becoming FSU’s career leader in 3-pointers made and against UCF she became the 22nd player in Seminole history to score at least 1,000 points in a career.  Senior guard Mara Freshour also has the opportunity to leave her name in the 3-pointer record books as she moved into sole position of second place on the all-time 3-pointers made list with one against LSU. She currently has 144 career triples while Davis-Cain currently has 162 after making one against Georgia Tech. In addition to moving up the career list for 3-pointers, Freshour also could reach the 1,000-point mark in this, her final season at FSU. Against Virginia Tech, she surpassed the 900-point total. The updated statistics are:

 

Career 3-Pointers

Career Record:            1. Tanae Davis-Cain      162

                                    2. Mara Freshour          144

1,000-Point Club

Tanae Davis-Cain: 1,062

Mara Freshour: 943

 

CAREER-HIGH PLAYING TIME

True freshman center Cierra Bravard has now played in two road ACC games in her career and the Sandusky, Ohio native has performed very well in both of them. Against Virginia tech she scored a team-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Then, against NC State, the 6-foor-4 post-player scored eight points and had four rebounds in a career-high 29 minutes of action. Bravard has played double-digit minutes in every game of her career so far but her performance against NC State marked just the fifth time this year that she played over 20 minutes. Her previous career-high for playing time was the 25 minutes she played earlier this season against College of Charleston.  She is averaging 18.4 minutes per game overall and 21.0 minutes per game in ACC play.

 

MONKEY OFF HER BACK

FSU head coach Sue Semrau has accomplished a lot during her 12-year Seminole career but one thing she had never done was win at NC State. Well, that changed on Jan. 15 as her team earned a 64-59 victory at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. Semrau was 0-8 all-time in the Wolfpack’s home gym before earning the win Thursday night.  With that victory, Semrau has now won at every ACC school.

 

SEMINOLES ARE PERFECT WHEN LEADING AT THE HALF

After leading 31-24 at halftime against NC State and then earning the victory, FSU is a perfect 14-0 in games this year when leading after the game’s first 20 minutes. The Seminoles are now 1-1 when tied at halftime and 1-3 when trailing at intermission.

 

TWO SEASON-HIGHS FOR FRESHOUR

In her three-plus seasons in the garnet and gold, senior Mara Freshour has been asked to do a lot for the Seminoles. And this year is no different as the Nashville, Ind., native has had to play all over the court for FSU and in a variety of different roles. Against Clemson, that role was as scorer and rebounder. Freshour finished that game with season-highs in points (17) and rebounds (nine) and also dished out four assists.

 

BRAVARD WAS ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

FSU’s Cierra Bravard was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 11.  Bravard helped her Seminoles to three wins, including a victory over No. 3 Texas A&M. This is the first such honor for Bravard and the first conference honor for the Seminoles this season. In just 17.7 minutes of play off of the bench, Bravard averaged 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in FSU’s three victories and helped FSU to a 2-0 start in ACC play.  Bravard shot 58 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line for the week.  She led the Seminoles in scoring in her first career ACC game with 14 points and six rebounds in the win at Virginia Tech in just 17 minutes of play off of the bench.

 

WARD BACK AT THE POINT

Sophomore Courtney Ward broke back into the starting lineup in the UCF game after coming off the bench in seven-straight games and has been stellar in all facets of her game.  Ward came off a 12-point, seven-assist performance in the Virginia Tech game to score three points and dish out a game-high five assists in the win over Clemson.  She had 12 points and five rebounds in the NC State victory and then 12 points, three rebounds and a career-best nine assists against Georgia Tech.

 

FASTEST TO 15 WINS SINCE 2004-05 Season

By defeating NC State on Jan. 15, the Seminoles have reached 15 regular-season wins the quickest since the 2004-05 season. Last year, FSU didn’t reach 15 wins until defeating NC State on Feb. 7. The year before that, win No. 15 didn’t occur until Jan. 18 against Clemson. During the 2005-06 campaign, the Seminoles didn’t post 15 wins until Feb. 9 against Miami.

 

SEASON-TICKET SALES UP 63 PERCENT

Make no mistake about it, college basketball at Florida State University is getting more and more popular each season. The FSU marketing office reports that with a school-record 1,819 women’s basketball season tickets sales for the 2008-09 season, the Seminoles have now sold 63 percent more seats than they did a season ago. The previous high for season tickets was 1,119 during the 2006-07 season.

 

SOUNDS SIMPLE: FSU WINS WHEN THEY SCORE

With 80 points against Clemson, Florida State is now a perfect 5-0 when the Seminoles score at least 80 points in a game. The Seminoles are also undefeated when they lead at halftime and are perfect in games decided by 20 points or more.

 

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER

• Florida State is using its size to its advantage this season and the Seminoles have outrebounded all but four opponents so far, including a +16 advantage over Clemson. 

• The Seminoles have speed but need to take care of the basketball better.  FSU tied its season-high with 26 turnovers in the Virginia Tech win.  FSU also had 26 TO’s vs. North Florida, a win, and Washington, a loss.  The Seminoles are averaging 19.3 turnovers a game.

• The Seminoles recorded a season-high 10 blocks in the Virginia Tech win, which is the most blocks by an FSU team since the Seminoles had 10 blocks vs. Miami on January 7th, 2007.  Nine blocks at Texas A&M was the season-best last year.

 

TAKING DOWN THE NATION’S NO. 3 TEAM

Florida State’s upset victory over No. 3 Texas A&M marked the first time FSU has defeated a ranked opponent since beating then-No. 25 Ohio State last year. The Seminoles’ last win over a top-five-ranked team occurred in the 2007 NCAA Tournament when they upset then-No. 5 Stanford to advance to FSU’s first Sweet Sixteen. The victory over the Aggies also marked the Seminoles’ first win over a top-three program since downing then-No. 2 Duke in 2004. With Monday’s win, FSU now has three victories all-time against top-three-ranked teams.

 

A SECOND HALF TO REMEMBER

After a quick timeout by head coach Sue Semrau early in the second half of the Texas A&M game, FSU went on a tear. The Seminoles went on an incredible 34-10 run to close out the game. FSU did this by making timely shots on the offensive end and limiting the Aggies’ playmakers on the defensive end. After shooting just over 20 percent in the first half, FSU shot just over 62 percent in the second half. And perhaps more importantly, the Seminoles limited Texas A&M’s stellar guard Takia Starks as she finished with just six points – well below her average – on just 3-for-18 shooting. She was also 0-for-8 from 3-point range. For the game, FSU scored 41 points in the second half compared to just 24 by the Aggies.

 

VERY EXCITING MOMENTS

Trailing by 17 points with 13 minutes remaining in the game against Texas A&M, hope seemed to be lost for the Seminoles. But after chipping away at the Aggies lead and cutting the deficit to just six points with around five minutes remaining in regulation, things got even more exciting for everyone at the Tucker Center. The frenzy all started when Tanae Davis-Cain drilled a 3-pointer with 4:42 remaining in the ballgame to cut Texas A&M’s lead to just 50-47. Davis-Cain’s fist-pumping to the crowd and chest bumping with her teammates then led to a lay-up by Angel Gray and a couple of Cierra Bravard free-throws that gave FSU a 51-50 lead with just over four minutes remaining. Courtney Ward then converted a lay-up and hit a 3-pointer to put the Seminoles on top at 56-50 and FSU never looked back.

 

FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR WHEN TRAILING AT THE HALF

The upset victory over Texas A&M marked the first time this season that the Seminoles earned a victory despite trailing at the halftime break. The Aggies boasted a 29-19 advantage at the game’s intermission. Despite trailing by as many as 17 points in the second half, the win marked the squad’s biggest comeback of the 2008-09 season.

 

FSU AND IN-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

The Seminoles journey to Cancun, Mexico to take part in the Caribbean Classic along with Connecticut, Northern Colorado and Washington marked the second time this season in which FSU competed in an in-season tournament. Earlier this season, the Seminoles competed in the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on the campus of Colorado State in Fort Collins, Colo. during the Thanksgiving holiday. In that tournament, FSU defeated Murray State 85-50 in the opening game but fell to Valparaiso 80-74 in the tournament’s championship contest. After going 1-1 in Colorado and then are 1-2 in Mexico after beating Northern Colorado and losing to Washington and UConn, the Seminoles are 27-12 during in-season tournaments in the Sue Semrau era (since 1997-98 season). The Seminoles have won seven in-season tournaments during Semrau’s tenure – including two during the 2004-05 season.

 

Best Defensive Performance of the Season

Bouncing back after a poor showing against the University of Florida, the FSU defense did its job in the win against Southeast Missouri State. The mere 31 points SEMO was allowed was the lowest total scored by an FSU opponent since the ‘Noles held Savannah State to just 28 points in a 107-28 romp on Nov. 23, 2003. The fewest amount of points that FSU has ever allowed in a game was 26 when the Clemson Tigers posted that many in an 80-26 loss during the 1993-94 season.

 

FSU Picked to Finish Fifth in the ACC

The ACC Preseason Poll was selected by the newly-formed Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media members as well as school representatives.

 

2008-09 ACC Preseason Poll

1. North Carolina (15 first place votes)

2. Maryland (11 first place votes)

3. Duke (14 first place votes)

4. Virginia (two first place votes)

5. Florida State

6. Georgia Tech

7. Boston College

8. NC State

9. Clemson

10. Virginia Tech

11. Miami

12. Wake Forest

 

Florida State Women’s Basketball Program Signs Talented 2009 Prospect

FSU head coach Sue Semrau announced the signing of 6-foot-3 forward Chelsea Davis, a talented post player from Middletown, Delaware, to a national letter of intent. Davis has been one of the top girl’s high school basketball players in the entire northeast since she burst onto the scene two years ago.  She will enter her senior season as a three-year starter and has recorded 1,257 career points and 744 career rebounds.  She averaged 21.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game as a junior on her way to leading the team in points, rebounds, steals and blocks per game.  A three-time all-state honoree, including first team honors in each of the last two seasons and honorable mention honors as a freshman, Davis has earned first team all-conference honors the last three seasons and has also been named the MVP of her team three straight years. Davis is ranked as the 35th-best post-player prospect in the entire country, according to Hoopgurlz.

 

Antionette Howard Leaves Team

Sophomore forward Antionette Howard decided to not play basketball at FSU and left the team in November.

 

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