Chic Cicio earned All-America honors as a Florida State gymnast in 1957 and is also a member of the National Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Cicio was known as a perfectionist who won the 1956 National AAU Free Exercise Competition and placed first in vaulting in an International meet against Cuba. He was a runner-up in free exercise events at the National AAU Meet in 1957 where he came in sixth in the All-Around Event. He was the Southern Intercollegiate All-Around Champion in 1956 and was All-Around Champion in the Florida AAU meet. As a senior, in 1959 he was runner-up in the “Mr. South” bodybuilding championships, found time to perform in several musical productions and was featured at FSU football games as Sammy Seminole.