April 11, 2016 - by
Seminole Student Athletes Honored At Golden Nole

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State Department of Athletics honored 22 outstanding student-athletes for the contributions they make on their playing fields, in the classroom and in the community at the 22nd Annual Golden Nole Banquet at the University Center Club.  The Golden Nole Award is presented to the person on each athletic team who has exhibited the ideals of intercollegiate athletics.

The honored student-athletes are selected by their head coaches on their athletic and academic success as well as their service contributions to the university and to the greater Tallahassee community.

The women’s golf team was recognized for the 13th time in the last 15 years with the Director’s Cup for Service.  The Director’s Cup is presented to the team that accumulates the highest average number of community service hours per team member.  The women’s golf team averaged more than 26 hours of service for each of its 10 golfers.  Nearly half of Florida State’s 20 teams averaged more than 20 community service hours per team member.

The nearly 550 student-athletes that comprise the Seminoles’ 20 athletic teams combined to donate over 6,100 hours of community service to local communities and throughout the state of Florida.  The 6,100 hours donated by the Seminole student-athletes is among the highest number of community service hours performed at Florida State in any one single year.

“We are proud of the commitment to service our student-athletes have historically show in and around Tallahassee,” Athletics Director Stan Wilcox said.  “Community service to enrich the lives of others is one of the many ways they learn to appreciate their good fortune and to share their experiences with others.”

Florida State’s excellence off of the playing fields has been matched by their performances on their chosen fields of play.  The Seminoles are looking to earn their seventh consecutive top 15 finish in the NACDA Directors’ Cup for overall competitive success – a streak which began with fifth place finishes in both 2010 and 2012.  Florida State is one of just four schools in the nation to finish in the top 12 of the Director’s Cup in each of the last six years.

Seminole Student Athletes Honored At Golden Nole

DIRECTORS CUP FOR SERVICE
Women’s Golf

GOLDEN NOLE WINNERS
Women’s Basketball, Adut Bulgak
Men’s Basketball, Michael Ojo
Football, Freddie Stevenson
Volleyball, Hailey Luke
Soccer, Kirsten Crowley
Men’s Swimming, Cole Hensley
Women’s Swimming, Josie Cuda
Men’s Diving, Kalonji Cole
Women’s Diving, Blaire Mulka
Baseball, John Sansone
Men’s Golf, Hank Lebioda
Women’s Golf, Kim Metraux
Men’s Tennis, Benjamin Lock
Women’s Tennis, Daneika Borthwick
Beach Volleyball, Katherine Plessy
Softball, Alex Powers
Men’s Cross Country, Zak Seddon
Women’s Cross Country, Christine Griggs
Men’s Track, Jake Burton
Women’s Track, Jande Pierce
Men’s Field, Stefan Brits
Women’s Field, Kellion Knibb

TOP 6 FOR SERVICE
Hannah Acton, Women’s Track and Field
Jake Burton, Men’s Track and Field
Jason Coombs, Men’s Swimming
Josie Cuda, Women’s Swimming
Alec Eberle, Football
Kathryn Phillips, Women’s Tennis

DOC FAULS AWARD
Derrick Mitchell, Football
Blyss Harkness, Beach Volleyball

FRESHMAN BREAKOUT ATHLETE
Carmela Cardama Baez, Women’s Track and Field

BEST GAMEDAY GEAR
Haylie Grant, Soccer
 
CELEBRITY LOOK A LIKE
Eva Torruella – Alexa Vega, Beach Volleyball

BEST NOLE INSTAGRAM
Dalvin Cook, Football

NOLE HEART
Katherine Plessy, Beach Volleyball

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