April 2, 2018 - by
Seminoles Garner Fourth Straight Top 15 Final Ranking

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (Seminoles.com) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Florida State Women’s Basketball program finished the season with a Top-15 end-of-season ranking. On Monday, FSU was pegged 14th in the final USA TODAY Poll.

The USA TODAY Poll’s final ranking comes after the national championship, while the final Associated Press ranking is after the completion of all conference tournaments. The Seminoles have not fallen out of the Top 15 of the USA TODAY Poll since Jan. 19, 2015, when it was ascending into its current 3 ½ year run.

FSU’s four straight years of finishing in the Top 15 include a No. 7 ranking in 2015, 12th in 2016, seven in 2017 in addition to 14th this year.

The Seminoles finished 26-7 overall in the 2017-18 season, winning 25+ games for the fourth consecutive season. FSU produced multiple All-Americans for the fourth consecutive year in seniors Shakayla Thomas and Imani Wright.

Florida State is one of five ACC programs listed in the final USA TODAY Poll, joining national champion Notre Dame (1), Louisville (4), Duke (12) and NC State (16).

Seniors Shakayla Thomas and Imani Wright each added to their All-America hardware when they were named honorable-mention All-Americans by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on March 29.

Both student-athletes highlighted another outstanding year for Florida State Women’s Basketball. Thomas’ final season produced Top 10 season marks in points per game (17.8 – T8th), total points (586 – fifth) and field goals made (251 – fourth).

Wright, who also wrapped up her FSU career, drained a school single-season record 103 3-point field goals and ascended to 10th on the FSU season list with 523 points in 2017-18.

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