Sept. 8, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University men’s basketball
player Michael Joiner has been named the Man of the Year by the
University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (C.A.R.E).
The mission of the C.A.R.E program is to contribute to the
successful retention and future graduation rates of undergraduate students
who attend Florida State. The program, which includes both pre-collegiate
and collegiate initiatives, helps prepare first-time freshmen for
successful adaptation to the rigors of college life.
“Michael characterizes everything the C.A.R.E. program is all
about,” said William Hudson, associate director for the University-wide
program. “Michael’s classmates really enjoy having him in the program. He
always has a kind word of encouragement and always has on his face. His
work ethic is comparable to his demeanor”
The Fayetteville, N.C., native excelled in the classroom during the
summer program and achieved a 3.3 grade point average. The pre-collegiate
curriculum included cultural enrichment, decision making, personal values
and conduct and exposure to campus life.
Joiner, an incoming freshman, is considered one of the top 25
players nationally to enter the collegiate ranks this fall by recruiting
expert Bob Gibbons. He averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists
per game as a senior at 71st High School in Fayetteville, N.C. Joiner
earned all-state first team honors and was named MVP of the state
tournament in leading 71st to a second place finish.