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Semrau Named Finalist for Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year

Sue Semrau
Posted at 11:45 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 23:45:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida State Women’s Basketball head coach Sue Semrau has been named a finalist for the 2015 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year Award, announced on Wednesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Semrau is joined by Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, South Carolina’s Dawn Staley and Princeton’s Courtney Banghart.

The four finalists were determined by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s national voting academy, which based its criteria on the coaches’ performances to this point in the 2014-15 women’s college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year Award will be announced on April 7, 2015.

Semrau has guided Florida State to an accomplished 2014-15 season, making the Seminoles one of the select few teams to being the year unranked and make its way into the Top 25. FSU enters the NCAA postseason ranked seventh in both polls and seeded second in the NCAA Tournament, the program’s highest seed ever.

The well-respected head coach has drawn much praise for what FSU has achieved so far. She won ACC Coach of the Year awards from both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the conference coaches and was recognized as the ESPNW National Coach of the Year as well. She has FSU on the cusp of a 30-win season, which would be its first ever.

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