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Women’s SportsFest This Weekend

Women’s SportsFest This Weekend

/graphics/spacer.gif” width=5 height=4 border=0> Senior Staci Brandon and the Lady Seminoles will hold the Tomahawk Bash during the 2001 Women's SportsFest Weekend.
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Senior Staci Brandon and the Lady Seminoles will hold the Tomahawk Bash during the 2001 Women’s SportsFest Weekend.

Florida State Committee of 30 presents
Women’s SportsFest 2001 February 9-11

Several alumni will be in Tallahassee February 9-11 to participate in the Committee of Thirty’s SportsFest 2001. Those attending will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of student-athletes and F Club members, see the Lady Seminole softball and tennis teams in action, participate in tours and clinics with current coaches and athletic administrators and have a chance to meet past and present women athletes, coaches, administrative staff and donors while rekindling old friendships and beginning new ones.

The Weekend’s Athletic Events Include:

Softball:     	2001 Tomahawk Bash Softball Tournament
	        (FSU, FIU, UTC, & FAMU)

Friday, Feb. 9 6:00 pm FSU vs. FAMU

Saturday, Feb. 10 12:00 pm FSU vs. UTC 2:00 pm FSU vs. FIU

Sunday, Feb. 11 10:00 pm 1 vs. 4 G1 12:00 pm 2 vs. 3 G2 2:00 pm Winner of G1 vs. Winner of G2

Women's Tennis: Friday, Feb. 9 4:00 pm Women's Tennis: FSU vs. Florida

Men's Basketball: Saturday, Feb. 10 12:00 pm FSU vs. Wake Forest Tallahassee/Leon County Civic Center

Women's Golf: 2:00-3:00 pm Golf Clinic w/ Coach Debbie Dillman Seminole Golf Course

Sunday, Feb.11

9:00-10:30 am Brunch with Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Peck, WNBA Head Coach Orlando Miracles


The Committee of Thirty is made up of women and men committed to excellence in women’s athletics at Florida State University (FSU). With the help of the Seminole Boosters, the committee was formed in 1998, during the anniversary of 30 years of women’s intercollegiate athletics at FSU.

Committee members have a strong belief that athletic competition develops the finest human traits: leadership, determination, discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship. They also understand that an athletic program is the window through which the world views our university. A successful athletic program is essential to the school spirit of our students and alumni, and is essential to the growth of the academic mission of our university.

The Committee of Thirty was formed to help promote women’s athletics at FSU. They advise the Seminole Boosters, the FSU Athletic Department, and, as necessary, the University on matters relating to that promotion. The committee helps educate the public, and women in particular, on the history, value and status of women’s athletics at FSU. Through education and involvement, the committee intends to build a tradition of support and philanthropy to Florida State University women’s athletics.


Barbara Palmer			Chair
Dr. Fran Cannon			Co- Chair
Cassandra D. Jenkins		Communications Committee Chairperson
Monica Lawfield			Finance Committee Chairperson
Dr. Billie Jones		Special Events Committee Chairperson
Michael Grantham		Scholarship Fundraiser
Margaret S. Allesee
David Coburn
Emma R. Colquitt
Alice S. Englert
Dr. Daisy Flory
Beth Langford
Cathy Lannon
Lucy McDaniel
Virginia Musick
Corrie Odom
Bette Sprague
Mary Ann Stiles
Dr. Janet Wells


The Committee of Thirty has hosted a series of special events and activities.

A celebration honoring 30 years of women’s intercollegiate athletics at FSU – October 1998.
A spring festival for the dedication of the Soccer/Softball Complex – April 1999
– “Champions Beyond the Game” Homecoming Brunch honoring former athletes and FSU “Grads Made Good” Dr. Charlotte West and Ms. Janet Stoner – October 1999
Women’s SportsFest 2000 – February 2000
A reception for supporters of FSU Women’s Basketball during the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament (Greensboro, NC) – March 2000
Receptions for loyal supporters of FSU women’s athletics and former women athletes in Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville.
“Champions Beyond the Game” Homecoming Brunch honoring General Norma Elaine Brown, F-Club member and first female Air Force General: and Ms. Amy L. Snyder, former softball player and President and founder of General Insurance Concepts. – October 2000

The Champions Beyond the Game program is designed to expose current FSU women athletes to former women athletes who have excelled in life after collegiate sports, as well as thank those who have made gifts to FSU women’s athletics.


The Committee of Thirty is planning to host more special events this coming year.

June 2001 – A reception for loyal supporters and former women athletes in Orlando.

The Committee encourages you to support and help promote women’s athletics at FSU. If you would like to receive additional information about the Committee of Thirty, please contact Joel Padgett in the Seminole Boosters Office at (850) 644-3484.

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