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Florida State women to be featured on ESPNU's #SeniorNight

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 17:55:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. — Florida State Women’s Basketball will be featured as part of ESPNU’s upcoming #SeniorNight programming, a set of days beginning Monday, March 23, that honors several of the nation’s most outstanding men’s and women’s basketball collegiate and high school seniors.

The Seminoles are featured in two games this upcoming week, both on Tuesday, March 24. FSU’s thrilling ACC Championship game vs. NC State re-airs at Noon that day, as well as the Seminoles’ first of two wins against Top-5 Louisville on the road that airs at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

ESPNU is celebrating seniors all across the country whose final seasons were cut short due to COVID-19. Florida State had just finished making its second appearance in the ACC Championship game when the remaining NCAA men’s and women’s basketball Championships were officially canceled on March 12.

Many of the seniors featured in ESPNU’s week-long programming include Naismith Player of the Year Trophy finalists, Wooden Award winner (2019) and 2020 finalists, Basketball Hall of Fame's five positional award finalists, conference players of the year, and first team all-conference athletes.

Redshirt senior forward Kiah Gillespie is an All-ACC First Team performer as well as a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Katrina McClain Award given to the nation’s top power forward.

Senior point guard Nicki Ekhomu is also an All-ACC First Team player who had an outstanding senior year. Among her many accolades from the 2019-20 season, Ekhomu was the only ACC player to rank in the Top 7 in scoring and field goal percentage during conference play.

Fellow senior guard Nausia Woolfolk was also a key component this past year, earning ACC-All Tournament First Team honors. Woolfolk led FSU with 16.9 points while adding 4.8 rebounds, 46.7 percent shooting (57-122) and 35.4 percent shooting (17-48) from beyond the arc vs. Top 50 RPI teams (9 games).

The concept by ESPN was inspired by Scott Van Pelt’s #SeniorNight features.