Tully Gymnasium has been home to Florida State volleyball over the
years. Overall, Tully Gym has been good to the Lady Seminoles as they
have accumulated a 255-89 record on its home court for a winning percentage
of .741 in the past 25 years in the facility.
The facility, which was constructed in 1956, was named for the late
Robert Henry (Bobby) Tully, a 1952 FSU graduate who played football.
Active on campus, Tully was a member of the Gold Key, ODK, the Arnold
Air Society and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He died in May 1954 after
battling a long illness.
The volleyball Arena in Tully Gymnasium was named Lucy McDaniel
Arena last season after the generous booster and friend of the
Florida State program contributed a $1-million donation to Florida State
Women’s Athletics. The contribution helped fund the Lady Seminoles’
trip to Europe in the summer of 2000. McDaniel has continued to be a
strong supporter of the program as both a contributor and a fan.
The 2,500 capacity gymnasium has undergone several renovations in
recent years. Just prior to the 1999 season, the playing floor was resurfaced
and repainted and new lighting was added. The facility features new
arena-style padded seating with armrests which were installed to create
a movie theater experience while watching the Lady Seminoles. The 2001
season will see the erection of a new scoreboard, as well as state-of-the-art
camera system which will aide in both television coverage as well as
team game films.
In addition to the always exciting Atlantic Coast Conference schedule,
the 2001 Florida State home schedule is highlighted by the annual Lady
Seminole Classic, Sept. 14 and 15. The Lady Seminole Classic will feature
Louisisana-Lafayette, UMass, Bethune-Cookman and Manhattan College.
The home slate will also feature South Florida, Miami, FAMU and Central
Florida. The season will end with FSU hosting the 2001 ACC Tournament,
a first for Tully Gymnasium and the Florida State Lady Seminoles.
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