April 18, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University women’s golf team won the prestigious Athletic Director’s Cup For Community Service at the annual Golden ‘Nole Banquet held recently at the University Center Club on the FSU Campus. It marks the second consecutive year the women’s golf team, coached by Debbie Dillman, has won the award.
Athletic Director Dave Hart initiated the Athletic Director’s Cup for Service during the 1996-1997 academic year in order to promote community service participation among all teams. In addition, this annual award helps to recognize the thousands of hours of community service FSU student-athletes have completed. Seminole student-athletes logged more than 4,300 community service hours this year – an increase of 500 hours from last year.
The women’s golf team combined for 371.5 total hours of community service for an average of 33.8 hours per team member. The members of the women’s golf team donated their time to the Dick Howser Center, Refugee House of Tallahassee, mentoring and tutoring at Godby High School and to the YES Clinic at the 2002 ACC Women’s Soccer Tournament held here in Tallahassee.
“We want to make winning the Athletic Director’s Cup an annual tradition,” said Dillman. “Winning the cup is important to us as a team and as people as well. In addition, it is an important part of Dave Hart’s mission for the student-athletes at Florida State.”
The women’s golf team donates much of its time to the Dick Howser Center for Childhood Services in Tallahassee every Friday during the school year. The organization in named for late Dick Howser, former Seminole head baseball coach and manager of the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. The center is a charitable organization that receives monetary support from the citizens of Tallahassee and its surrounding communities.
“Community service is an important part of our lives as student-athletes at Florida State,” said junior Katie Quinney. “We have fun playing with the children at the Howser Center and enjoy participating in the community service activities we are involved in. It’s a part of what we do as members of the women’s golf team at Florida State.”