Tallahassee, FLA. – The Seminole Boosters honored 11 of FSU’s most outstanding female student-athletes in naming its 2017-18 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 are listed below.
|Brooke Kuhlman||Beach Volleyball|
|Megan Mooney||Cross Country|
|Helayna (Eden) Hessinger||Diving|
|Cortney Jones||Track and Field|