May 2, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
In recognition of its selection to participate in the NCAA East Regional Championship, the Florida State Women’s Golf team will be honored May 2 (Tuesday night) as the spear on the Unconquered Statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium is lit at approximately 8:00 p.m. Seminole fans are welcome to join Head Coach Debbie Dillman and her team as they celebrate the accomplishment of being selected to play in the field of 63 teams who will compete for the 2006 National Championship.
Unconquered, a 31-foot high sculpture that depicts a spear-brandishing Seminole astride a rearing horse, was designed by Fritz White to capture the indomitable spirit of the Seminole people and those who have adopted that spirit as a symbol for their university. The sculpture sits on Williams Plaza at Langford Green just south of Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium.
Since its dedication in 2003, the spear has been set ablaze at sunset before FSU home football games only and it burns until sunrise the morning after the game. The new policy (adopted this past March) means the spear will be lit when FSU wins an Atlantic Coast Conference team championship in any sport, or an NCAA individual championship in any sport. In addition, the spear would be lit the night an FSU team is selected for NCAA Championship competition and will burn for 24 hours. For any sport in which the NCAA does not select full teams (currently swimming and track and field), the spear will be lit if five or more Florida State individuals qualify to compete. For sports with preliminary and final rounds of NCAA championships, if the team advances to the final site (i.e.: Final Four, College Cup, College World Series), the spear will be lit again to recognize the achievement.