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Golden Torch Winners Honored For Academic Success

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Student-Athlete Academic Services Office of the Florida State Department of Athletics honored 39 student-athletes as Golden Torch Award winners in a ceremony during the Seminoles’ football game against Wake Forest on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium.  The student-athletes with the highest GPA’s on their respective teams along with the […]

October 1, 2022

Photos: 2022-23 Members of SAAC

Florida State University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council serves as the voice for student-athletes at FSU. At the beginning of the academic year, members of the 2022-23 SAAC squad met for a photo shoot on campus.

September 13, 2022

NEDA Awareness Walk Photos

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September 12, 2022

Golden Nole 📸

April 13, 2022

Top Service Highlighted at Golden Nole Awards

Photos Tallahassee, Fla.   –  The 28th Golden Nole Awards were presented on Monday night by the FSU Student Athlete Advisory Council inside Doak Campbell Stadium. The event highlights the contributions made in the community and recognizes student-athletes that have been exceptional leaders in and out of the athletics arena.  “It was a perfect night to celebrate our […]

April 11, 2022

SAAC President Addresses Board of Trustees

Jenna Johnson of FSU beach volleyball & our SAAC president presented at the FSU Board of Trustees meeting.

February 8, 2022

Wallin Earns Golden Nole For Women’s Golf

Beatrice Wallin Bio  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – Florida State’s Beatrice Wallin, the nation’s No. 1 ranked collegiate golfer, was presented with the 2021 Golden Nole award for women’s golf at the 27th Annual Golden Nole banquet inside Doak Campbell Stadium.  Wallin was one of 21 Florida State student athletes honored during the evening which allowed […]

April 14, 2021

Florida State Athletics: Diversity And Inclusion

“Florida State Athletics is committed to fighting for equality and justice for the black community and other communities of color.  We support our student-athletes, coaches, and staff in their quest to end racism, and we encourage all of our athletics family to use their voices to demand fairness and to speak out when they see […]

November 5, 2020

32 Student Athletes Honored As Golden Torch Winners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( – The Florida State Department of Athletics honored 32 student-athletes on the Doak Campbell Stadium video board during the Seminole Football teams victory over Jacksonville State as 2020 Golden Torch award recipients. The award recipients — including 22 who earned perfect 4.0 Grade Point Averages during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 […]

October 7, 2020

N4A Recognizes Student Athlete Academic Services Staff And Asst. AD Henderson

Tallahassee, FLA. – Florida State’s Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) and Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development Ashton Henderson were each honored by N4A, the National Association of Academic and Student Athlete Development Professionals. The awards were announced at the N4A 2020 Virtual Conference. FSU’s SAAS was one of just two departments honored nationally with […]

June 23, 2020

Unconquered Spirit, Golden Nole Winners Announced

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The 26th annual Golden Nole Awards continued on Thursday, as the Florida State Student-Athlete Advisory Council revealed the Unconquered Spirit Award winner in addition to the Golden Nole recipients from each team via Instagram. The Unconquered Spirit Award was given to 13-year old Sam Donaway of Crawfordville, Fla. Donaway, who was diagnosed […]

April 23, 2020