April 16, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s basketball program
held its annual banquet Sunday afternoon at the University Center Club Ball
Room on the Florida State campus. The entire 1999-2000 squad was honored
with special recognition to lone senior Latavia Coleman, who garnered the
team’s Most Valuable Player award. Sophomore Angela Sutton received the
award for defensive excellence while junior standout Brooke Wyckoff was
noted for free throw and rebounding excellence. Sophomore Lakesha
Springle, who logged a minimum of eight hours a month of community service
throughout the year, earned the Service Award while freshman Molly Beal,
who achieved a grade point average of 3.9, was cited for academic
Most Valuable Player
Latavia Coleman – Rarely, if ever, do you come across an individual of
Latavia Coleman’s caliber. What she has overcome over the past four years
is simply amazing. And instead of folding or giving up, she flourished.
She turned a negative, into a positive, through hardwork and dedication.
On the court, there was no one better. She ranked first on the team and
second in the ACC in scoring at 16.1 points per game and field goal
percentage at 51 percent. She was second on the team in rebounding at 6.5
boards per game. A two-time ACC Player of the Week, she garnered second
team All-ACC honors and was the only player not a member of the final two
teams to be named to the ACC All-Tournament First Team. She tallied double
figures in 22 games this season, including nine games of 20 or more points.
She led the team in scoring 13 times and in rebounding nine times.
Despite missing the majority of her junior year, Coleman still finished her
FSU career ranking fifth in points with 1,428 and fifth in scoring average
at 15.7 points per game and 10th in rebounds with 603.
Angela Sutton – As a team, Florida State prides itselves on defense, but
this player has taken her role to heart. It did not come to anyone’s
surprise that Angela Sutton was recognized for her defensive excellence.
When FSU needed to stop a player, the Seminoles went to Angela because they
knew she would get the job done. Sutton led the team in steals with 68 and
was among the top 10 in the ACC in steals per game. She recorded five or
more steals in five games, including a season-high six in the St. John’s
Free Throw Excellence
Brooke Wyckoff – As most people know, winning games often comes down to
making free throws and when Brooke Wyckoff was at the line, FSU felt pretty
good about its chances. Wyckoff made 75 percent of her free throw attempts
to lead the way this season. She was a perfect 6-for-6 at FIU and was
7-of-8 against Georgia Tech.
Brooke Wyckoff – When she wasn’t swatting away a ball or frustrating an
opponent’s offense, Brooke Wyckoff was boxing out and grabbing the board.
The team leader in rebounding at 7.1 rebounds per game, Wyckoff led the
team in rebounding in 11 of 16 ACC games and ranked among the Top 10 in the
league. She hit double-digit rebounds in three contests, including a
season-high 11 boards at Wake Forest.