Dick Artmeier was a defensive specialist on some of Florida State’s best early basketball teams. His coach, Bud Kennedy, described him as “a defensive ace that was an important factor in all our victories – particularly the close ones.” In his greatest defensive game, Artmeier held high scoring West Virginia All-American “Hot Rod” Hundley to seven points in 1955. The 1954-55 Seminoles, who went 22-4, were led offensively by Hall of Famer’s Jimmy Oler and Ham Wernke, while Artmeier provided the defensive spark. “Arty” ranked third in scoring behind Oler and Wernke on his last two teams and was an outstanding rebounder. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from FSU and a doctorate from Indiana University.