TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Seminole Boosters honored FSU’s most outstanding female student-athletes in naming its 2018-2019 and 2019-20 Femina Perfecta Award winners. First awarded in 2005, the Femina Perfecta Award was established to honor the “Complete Woman” who best embodies the Florida State motto of Vires, Artes, Mores. The award is presented annually to one woman from each of Florida State’s athletic teams as voted on by their teammates.
Femina Perfecta was the motto that appeared on the school seal when the institution was the Florida State College for Women. The “complete woman” was expected to possess the traits of Vires (strength), Artes (knowledge) and Mores (tradition) symbolized by the three torches of that seal. In short, FSCW women were expected to have sound minds and sound bodies. Athletics was viewed as essential in developing both and every student was expected to participate in at least one sport every year.
The Femina Perfecta Awards honor an athlete in each sport, chosen by her teammates, who best personifies these characteristics. The goal is to continue the traditions begun many years ago at the school. This year’s Femina Perfecta award winners will receive their medals during the Champions Beyond the Game celebration on Saturday, February 8, and are listed below.
|2019||Devan Hultquist||Beach Volleyball|
|2019||Sarah Myers||Cross Country|
|2019||Ka’Tia Seymour||Track and Field|
|2020||Madison Fitzpatrick||Beach Volleyball|
|2020||Ella Swigler||Cross Country|
|2020||Janae Caldwell||Track and Field|