TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau has been announced as the new Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) president.
Semrau became the president at the 2013 NCAA Final Four when the president’s gavel was passed by past president Charli Turner Thorne, of Arizona State, to Semrau, who had been the vice president.
Semrau’s two-year term will last until the end of the 2014-15 season.
“We are excited to have Sue Semrau assume the WBCA presidency after having served the last two years as our vice president,” WBCA CEO Beth Bass said. “To be chosen by her peers as the leader of their professional organization speaks volumes about Sue’s reputation and the respect her fellow coaches have for her.
“Sue has built a winning program at Florida State and she has done so the right way. She has established a winning culture based on ethical principles and professional integrity as evidenced by the fact that she was presented this year’s FCA Kay Yow Heart of A Coach Award. Sue is a natural leader and we look forward to being led by her.”
The all-time winningest coach in Seminole women’s hoops history, Semrau will enter her 17th season as the head coach at FSU in 2013-14. She has 295 wins and has led the Seminoles to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and seven 20-win seasons.
“I’m honored and excited to become the president of the WBCA,” Semrau said. “I’m looking forward to working with my fellow coaches and the executive committee to further elevate the sport of women’s basketball.”
Semrau has also won a pair of gold medals with USA Basketball and seen 27 student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors. Over the last 10 years, Florida State has averaged over 21 wins per season and had eight players selected in the WNBA Draft. In 2010, she led the Seminoles to the Elite Eight.
In the 2012-13 season, Florida State had a league-best and a school-record three All-ACC First Team selections, advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round and finished with a record of 23-10.