Katelyn Vujas led the Lady Seminoles to victory over Akron in her home state of Ohio.
Dec. 16, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State athletes turned in yet another impressive weekend following a week full of studying and final exams. Here are highlights in what happened over the weekend in basketball, football and swimming & diving.
Men’s Basketball- The Seminoles improved to 5-1 on the year following a come-from-behind victory over visiting Birmingham-Southern on Saturday. Junior Tim Pickett led the Tribe, which won the contest 56-47, with a game-high 19 points. FSU trailed at halftime by eight points, 33-25, but came out in the second half outscoring the Panthers 31-14. The Seminoles will remain at home for their next two games: Wed. vs. Setson at 6 p.m. and Sun. vs. North Carolina at 8 p.m.
Women’s Basketball- FSU won its second straight road game with a 75-46 win at Akron. Senior Katelyn Vujas’ game-high and career-high 19 points and game-high eight rebounds led the Lady Seminoles (6-1). Vujas is a Wadsworth, Ohio native, which is a short 13-mile drive away from Akron. The Tribe will stay on the road with a Wed. match-up at Jacksonville and a trip out West on Sat. against Northern Arizona.
Football- The Seminoles returned to the practice field on Friday following the end of exams to prepare for their Sugar Bowl match-up against Georgia. The game is slated for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff on Jan. 1, 2003.
Swimming & Diving- Both the men’s and women’s squads were ranked in the College Swim Coaches Association of America’s national top 25 poll released over the weekend. The Lady Seminoles received their highest ranking in school history at No. 20 and the men received their first top 25 ranking since 1999 at No. 25.