November 22, 2001 - by

Women’s Basketball Takes Time To Give Thanks

Nov. 22, 2001


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State women’s basketball team returned to Tallahassee from its six-day trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday night after winning the Paradise Jam Tournament with wins over Saint Mary’s and Dayton. The Seminoles were very thankful for their safe travel and successful play and also thankful for the opportunity to visit a different culture and gain further knowledge of the world they live in.


Americans have more to be thankful for this holiday season than ever before due to recent events and the FSU women’s basketball team is no different. The Seminoles will get back to work on Friday in preparation for the 5th Annual Tallahassee Democrat Seminole Classic this weekend, but not before taking Thanksgiving off to give thanks and spend the day with family and friends. Here’s what the women’s basketball team is thankful for this year:


Head Coach Sue Semrau: “I’m thankful for my faith because I feel like it gives me a foundation in everything that I do and it’s just something that can never be taken from me.”


Sophomore Lauren Bradley: “I’m thankful for the family that I have at home and the family that I have away from home, the basketball team.”


Senior Petra Hofmann: “I’m thankful for the people around me and for my family and just to be here (at FSU).”


Junior Katelyn Vujas: “I’m thankful that I have a very large and loving family and I’m very thankful for each and every one of them.”


Assistant Coach Roy Heintz: “I’m thankful for a wonderful family that I am very blessed to have and the great opportunity to work at Florida State.”


Senior April Traylor: “I’m thankful for my family and for my boyfriend.”


Freshman Genesis Choice: “I’m thankful for my family and for my FSU family.”


Junior Trinetta Moore “I’m thankful for being at FSU. I thank God for my life and for my family.”


Freshman Linnea Liljestrand: “I’m thankful for seeing all of this beautiful country here and just being in America playing basketball.”


Assistant Coach Angie Johnson: “I am thankful for family, friends and for my faith because each of these things help make me who I am.”


Junior Shinikki Whiting: “I am thankful for my life and for being surrounded by these beautiful and generous people at Florida State. I am thankful for my family and everything that I have gotten since I’ve been alive.”


Senior Lakesha Springle “I’m thankful for my family at Florida State and my family at home.”


Freshman LaQuinta Neely: “I’m thankful for my family and being able to live.”


Sophomore Tasheika Morris: “I’m thankful for my family and friends and that I have a roof over my head and that I’m going to school for free.”


Freshman Jamil Burrell: “I’m thankful for life and for my family and friends because I love them very much.”


Sophomore Kim Small: “I’m thankful to be alive and to have a loving family and great coaches.”


Assistant Coach Theresa Gernatt: “I am thankful for the blessings of my “gi-normis” birth family and all the love that we share. I am also thankful for the blessings of my “gi-normis” Seminole family and all that we share in particular the people who continue to graduate and join our family and make it more and more beautiful every year.”

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