TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the 120th meeting between the two schools, No. 5 Florida State (5-0) and Florida A&M (0-4) will compete again on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at JoAnne Graf Field.
Wednesday’s game will also have additional significance, as the Seminoles will recognize FAMU head coach Veronica Wiggins as she will be retiring after the 2020 season. There will be an on-field ceremony prior to the game to celebrate Coach Wiggins and everything she has meant to Florida A&M and the game of softball.
Wiggins has been at the helm of Florida A&M since 1992 and has 771 career wins, 12 conference championships and nine NCAA appearances for the Rattlers. She has also served on the NCAA Rules Committee, as well as the NCAA Selection Committee, to continue to grow the game.
“Coach Wiggins, much like Coach Graf, has been a big part of softball, not just here in Tallahassee, but across the country as she gets involved with the NCAA and does so much,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “It will be fun to honor her as she is retiring and to celebrate an outstanding career. I know when I got here she was proud of the friendly rivalry between our two schools, and how we have been able to compete against each other over the years. Coach Graf will come join us at ”
The FSU-FAMU matchup is the longest running series in Seminole softball history. The Noles and Rattlers have met 119 times, including at least one game per season dating back to 1984. Florida State holds a 112-7 advantage over its cross-town opponent. Since a 4-0 victory for Florida A&M in 2006, FSU has won 24 consecutive games in the matchup.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and links for the broadcast, tickets and live stats will be available on the softball schedule page of Seminoles.com.
Fans can listen to the FSU softball coaching staff, head coach Lonni Alameda and assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Troy Cameron, on their weekly podcast: Coaches and Coffee – The FSU Softball Podcast. Each week, the coaches talk about the current state of the Seminole softball team, chat about NCAA softball from around the country, and have a lot of fun along the way. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, or directly at our website – fsusoftballpodcast.wordpress.com.
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