|Florida State Seminoles|
|University||Florida State University|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||David Coburn|
|Varsity teams||20 (9 men's, 11 women's)|
|Football stadium||Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Donald L. Tucker Civic Center|
|Baseball stadium||Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium|
|Softball stadium||JoAnne Graf Field|
|Soccer stadium||Seminole Soccer Complex|
|Other arenas||Apalachee Regional Park|
Don Veller Seminole Golf Course
Mike Long Track
|Symbol||Osceola and Renegade|
|Fight song||Florida State University Fight Song|
|Colors||Garnet and gold|
The Florida State Seminoles are the athletic teams representing Florida State University located in Tallahassee, Florida. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1991–92 season; within the Atlantic Division in any sports split into a divisional format since the 2005–06 season.
The Seminoles' athletic department fields 20 teams. They have collectively won 19 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles.
Florida State Athletics began in 1902 when the then Florida State College football teams played three seasons. The 1905 Buckman Act reorganized the existing seven Florida colleges into three institutions, segregated by race and gender. As a result of this reorganization, the coeducational Florida State College was renamed the Florida State College for Women. The Florida State University again became a co-ed institution in 1947 with most of the newly enrolled male students back from service in World War II. The "Seminoles" name, chosen by students in a 1947 vote, alludes to Florida's Seminole people who in the early nineteenth century resisted efforts of the United States government to remove them from Florida. Since 1978 the teams have been represented by the symbols Osceola and Renegade. The symbol represents an actual historical figure, Seminole war leader Osceola, whose clothing represents appropriate period dress. The athletic logo, in use since the early 1970s, shows a profile of a shouting Seminole warrior in circle. The model for the logo was Florida State music faculty member Thomas Wright, composer of the Florida State University Fight Song and Victory Song. The use of names and images associated with Seminole history is officially sanctioned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Athletic programs resumed and Florida State fielded its first football team in 43 years with FSU facing Stetson on October 18, 1947.
Florida State was a founding member of the Dixie Conference, in 1948, when other southern institutions seeking to create a "purely amateur" athletic conference based on the principle of complete amateurism, with no athletic scholarships. Three years later, FSU left the conference to become an independent, having won ten conference titles including three in football and two in men's track and field.
In 1976, Florida State joined the Metro Conference in all sports except football, which remained independent. For fifteen years FSU competed and won sixty-eight conference titles as well as five national titles including two in softball, two in women's track and field, and one in women's golf.
Since 1991, Florida State has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Since joining the conference, FSU has won ninety-six ACC titles and nine national titles including three in football, three in men's track and field, two in soccer, and one in softball. After the 2005 conference expansion was complete, FSU was placed in the newly formed Atlantic Division.
Florida State's school colors of garnet and gold are a merging of the university's past. In 1904 and 1905, the Florida State College won football championships wearing purple and gold uniforms. When FSC became Florida State College for Women in 1905, the FSCW student body selected crimson as the official school color. The administration in 1905 took crimson and combined it with the recognizable purple of the championship football teams to achieve the color garnet. The garnet and gold colors were first used on an FSU uniform in a 14–6 loss to Stetson on October 18, 1947.
On April 11, 2014, as part of the university's 'Ignition Tradition' rebranding of the program, white and black were added to the official school colors. The addition of the two colors is to better represent the colors present on the flag of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Florida State maintains two traditional rivals in all sports with the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes. Florida State University is the only school in the State of Florida to play both Florida and Miami year in and year out in all sports. Most notably is the football rivalry with the Gators who hold a 37–26–2 all-time lead against the Seminoles. The series began with Florida dominating for the first few years, but it has since become more balanced. The rivalry with Miami dates back to 1951, when the Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 35–13 in their inaugural meeting. The schools have played uninterrupted since 1966, with Miami holding the all-time advantage, 35–31. Florida State holds a 11–7 advantage since the Hurricanes became a conference foe in 2004.
Florida State developed a rivalry with Clemson after being placed in the same division of the conference after the 2004 season. Florida State leads the all-time series 20–14. In addition to their in-state rivals, Florida State enjoys baseball rivalries, primarily with Georgia Tech.
Florida State University was founded with money donated by Francis Eppes VII, a grandson of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and founder of the University of Virginia. As a result, both teams play for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy in football. With the recent realignment of the divisions, the Seminoles found themselves in one division and the Cavaliers in another.
Florida State has had 16 athletic directors in its history.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Cross country||Cross country|
|Swimming and diving||Softball|
|Tennis||Swimming and diving|
|Track and field†||Tennis|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
Florida State University sponsors teams in nine men's and eleven women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Florida State competes as a member of the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association in beach volleyball.
|Mike Martin, Jr.||3rd Season|
|Dick Howser Trophy winners|
|J. D. Drew||1997|
Florida State's baseball program is one of the most successful in collegiate sports, having been to twenty-three College World Series in fifty-eight Tournament appearances, and having appeared in the national championship final on three occasions, (falling to the USC Trojans in 1970, the Arizona Wildcats in 1986, and the Miami Hurricanes in 1999).
Under the command of Head Coach No. 11 Mike Martin (FSU 1966) for forty years, Florida State is the second-winningest program in the history of college baseball. Since 1990, FSU has had more 50 win seasons, been to more NCAA Tournaments and finished in the top 10 more than any other team in the country. Since 2000, FSU is the winningest program in college baseball with more victories and a higher winning percentage in the regular season than any other school. Despite their success, Florida State is still chasing their first CWS Championship, and has the most appearances in the CWS of any program yet to win a national championship.
|NCAA CWS appearances||1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1970. 1975, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019|
|ACC Tournament Champions||1995, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Leonard Hamilton||20th Season|
|Seminoles Men's Retired Numbers|
|Seminoles Men's Honored Numbers|
Florida State's basketball program has enjoyed modest success since their first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 1968. Since then, the Seminoles have made eighteen tournament appearances, played for the national title in the NCAA championship game in 1972, advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round in 1992, 2011, 2019 and 2021, the Elite Eight round in 1993 and 2018, and won the ACC title in 2012.
A total of 44 Seminoles have been selected in the NBA Draft with nine first round picks. Among those first round selections are Dave Cowens, and George McCloud, the first lottery selection in school history.
|NCAA Tournament appearances||1968, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021|
|NIT appearances||1984, 1987, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||2020|
|ACC Tournament Champions||2012|
|Sue Semrau||24th Season|
|Seminoles Women's Retired Numbers|
The women's basketball program has made nineteen tournament appearances. In the 2006–07 season, Florida State advanced to its first NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in school history. The Seminoles won the ACC regular season titles in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, the Seminoles made it to the Elite Eight round, the deepest advance in the tournament in program history, matching that run in 2015 and again in 2017.
|NCAA Tournament appearances||1983, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021|
|WNIT appearances||1982, 2003, 2004|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||2009, 2010|
|Mike Norvell||2nd season|
|Heisman Trophy winners|
In 1902, the Florida State College in Tallahassee fielded its first varsity football team. The FSC program posted a record of 7–6–1 over the next three seasons, including a record of 3–1 against their rivals from the old University of Florida (formerly known as Florida Agricultural College) in Lake City. In 1904, the Florida State College football team became the first-ever state champions of Florida after beating both the University of Florida and Stetson University. In 1905, however, the Florida Legislature reorganized the state's higher education system by abolishing the existing state-supported colleges, and creating the new University of the State of Florida in Gainesville, and the new Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee. Many former Florida State College male students transferred to the new University of the State of Florida (renamed the University of Florida in 1909).
Following World War II, Florida State College for Women became coeducational and was renamed Florida State University in 1947, and the school once again started a football team. After its first season, FSU joined the Dixie Conference, which it won in each of the three years it was a member. It withdrew from the conference in 1951 and competed as an independent team for the next forty years.
Under head coach Bobby Bowden, the football team became one of the nation's most competitive football teams, greatly expanding the tradition of football at Florida State. The Seminoles played in five national championship games between 1993 and 2001, and have claimed the championship three times, in 1993, 1999, and 2013. The FSU football team was the most successful team in college football during the 1990s, boasting an 89% winning percentage. FSU also set an NCAA record for most consecutive Top 5 finishes in the AP football poll – receiving placement fourteen years in a row, from 1987 to 2000. The Seminoles were the first college football team in history to go wire-to-wire (ranked first place from preseason to postseason) since the AP began releasing preseason rankings in 1936. FSU also owns the record for most consecutive bowl game victories with 11 between 1985 and 1996 and made a post-season appearance for thirty-six straight seasons from 1982-2017. The Seminole football team has also won eighteen conference championships in the Dixie and Atlantic Coast.
Florida State's football program has produced many players who went on to NFL careers, including Fred Biletnikoff, Deion Sanders, Terrell Buckley, Derrick Brooks, Sebastian Janikowski, Walter Jones, Corey Simon, Anquan Boldin, Javon Walker, Warrick Dunn, Peter Boulware, Laveranues Coles, Brad Johnson, Samari Rolle, Christian Ponder, Peter Warrick, Jalen Ramsey, Dalvin Cook, Jameis Winston, Darnell Dockett, Dustin Hopkins, Kelvin Benjamin, Graham Gano, Björn Werner, Rodney Hudson, and many others. Other famous players include FSU roommates Burt Reynolds and Lee Corso.
|National Champions||1993, 1999, 2013|
|ACC Champions||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Bowl victories||1950 Cigar Bowl, 1965 Gator Bowl, 1977 Tangerine Bowl, 1982 Gator Bowl, 1983 Peach Bowl, 1985 Gator Bowl, 1986 All-American Bowl, 1988 Fiesta Bowl, 1989 Sugar Bowl, 1990 Fiesta Bowl, 1990 Blockbuster Bowl, 1992 Cotton Bowl, 1993 Orange Bowl, 1994 Orange Bowl, 1995 Sugar Bowl, 1996 Orange Bowl, 1998 Sugar Bowl, 2000 Sugar Bowl, 2002 Gator Bowl, 2005 Gator Bowl, 2006 Emerald Bowl, 2008 Champs Sports Bowl, 2010 Gator Bowl, 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl, 2011 Champs Sports Bowl, 2013 Orange Bowl, 2014 BCS National Championship, 2016 Orange Bowl, 2017 Independence Bowl|
The Florida State cheerleaders cheer at all football games as well as home basketball and volleyball games. The Seminoles won the National Cheerleaders Association championship in 1997 and finished in third place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association finals in 2019. The dance team that performs at football and basketball games is known as the Golden Girls.
The Seminoles have made thirty-six NCAA tournament appearances including twenty-four national championship appearances and seventeen regionals. Florida State has won thirteen conference championships. The Seminoles have appeared in thirteen straight NCAA tournaments and were the top seed in the 2015 tournament, a year in which they won a school record four straight in-season tournaments. In the 2021 season, John Pak won the Haskins Award, Hogan Award, and Nicklaus Award.
The Seminoles have made eight AIWA tournament appearances, twenty-six NCAA tournament appearances including eleven national championship appearances and twenty-three regionals. Florida State has won three conference championships.
|Mark Krikorian||17th Season|
|Hermann Trophy winner|
Since adding soccer as a sport, Florida State has made twenty-two appearances in the NCAA tournament and twelve appearances in the College Cup. The Seminoles won national championships in 2014 and 2018.
|NCAA Champions||2014, 2018|
|NCAA College Cup appearances||2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021|
|NCAA Tournament appearances||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|ACC Tournament Champions||2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||2009, 2012, 2014, 2020|
The softball team plays at the Seminole Softball Complex; the field is named for JoAnne Graf, the winningest coach in softball history. An 8–1 victory over Jacksonville on February 22, 2006, made her only the second coach in NCAA history to record 1,100 NCAA fast-pitch wins. In 1999, Florida State received a softball complex, which also houses the soccer stadium.
|Lonni Alameda||14th Season|
|USA National Softball Player of the Year|
|Jessica van der Linden||2004|
Florida State's accomplishments include two AIAW national championships, one NCAA national championship, eleven trips to the Women's College World Series, thirty-three NCAA Tournaments, thirty-five All-Americans, and seventeen conference titles, as well as thirty-seven forty win seasons.
For over two decades, FSU has been one of the most dominant softball programs in the history of collegiate softball. Only five teams in the history of the NCAA have been to more WCWS than Florida State and no school east of Arizona has been to more NCAA Tournaments than the Seminoles. Florida State has made a regional appearance every year since 2000.
In 2015, Lacey Waldrop and Maddie O'Brien became the first players from the school to be drafted into the National Pro Fastpitch league and Jessica Burroughs became the school's first number one overall pick in 2017.
|AIAW Champions||1981, 1982|
|NCAA WCWS appearances||1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021|
|ACC Tournament Champions||1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|ACC Regular Season Champions||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|ACC Atlantic Division Champions||2018, 2019|
The men's track and field team has won consecutive NCAA national championships and ACC championships. In 2006, the team had individual champions in the 200 m (Walter Dix), the triple jump (Rafeeq Curry), and the shot put (Garrett Johnson). In 2007, Dix became the first person to hold the individual title in the 100 m, 200 m, and 4*100 m Relay at the same time.
The Florida State Rugby Football Club was founded in 1970, and plays Division 1 college rugby in the South Independent Rugby Conference. The Seminoles won the conference championship in 2012, defeating the University of Central Florida. With this conference championship, FSU qualified for the national playoffs and finished the spring 2012 regular season ranked 22nd in the country. In the national playoffs, Florida State defeated in-state rivals Florida 34-12 in the Sweet 16, before losing to Tennessee 45-27 in the quarterfinals. FSU is led by head coach Michael Gomez.
Florida State Athletics has made great strides in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) standings in the last twenty years. Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, FSU has been ranked among the top fifty NCAA Division I athletic programs in the country. From the 2006–2007 through 2014–2015 academic years, Florida State cracked the top 15 every year, including two top 5 finishes in 2009–2010 and 2011–2012, and four top 10 finishes in 2010–2011, 2014–2015, 2017–2018, and 2018–2019.
NACDA All-Sports Rankings
Florida State has won nineteen national team championships (including nine sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), three by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), two by the Bowl Championship Series, and one by the Bowl Coalition), and its individual athletes have numerous individual NCAA national championships.
Florida State University has won 9 NCAA team national championships:
Below are the 10 national team titles that were bestowed by other college athletics entities:
Florida State has also been national runners-up twenty-two times in nine sports: baseball (3), men's basketball (1), beach volleyball (2), men's cross country (1), women's cross country (2), football (2), women's golf (1), softball (1), women's soccer (3), men's indoor track and field (2), men's outdoor track and field (2), and women's outdoor track and field (2).
|Sport||Conference||Championship years||Number of championships|
|Baseball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1995, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018||8|
|Baseball||Metro Conference||1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991||12|
|Baseball||Florida Intercollegiate||1956, 1957||2|
|Baseball, Regular Season||Metro Conference||1986, 1989, 1990, 1991||4|
|Baseball, Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012||8|
|Basketball (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2012||1|
|Basketball (Men)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Basketball (Men)||Florida Intercollegiate||1955||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Dixie Conference||1951||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Florida Intercollegiate||1955||1|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Metro Conference||1978, 1989||2|
|Basketball (Men), Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||2020||1|
|Basketball (Women)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Basketball (Women), Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2010||2|
|Basketball (Women), Regular Season||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Beach Volleyball, Regular Season||Coastal Collegiate Sports Association||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021||5|
|Beach Volleyball||Coastal Collegiate Sports Association||2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021||5|
|Cross Country (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2010||1|
|Cross Country (Men)||Metro Conference||1978, 1979, 1982||3|
|Cross Country (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013||7|
|Football||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014||15|
|Football||Dixie Conference||1948, 1949, 1950||3|
|Golf (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2008||1|
|Golf (Men)||Metro Conference||1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990||13|
|Golf (Men)||Dixie Conference||1950||1|
|Golf (Women)||Metro Conference||1988, 1989, 1991||3|
|Indoor Track and Field (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||1994, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020||14|
|Indoor Track and Field (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2014, 2018, 2021||4|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021||14|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2000, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021||6|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Metro Conference||1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991||15|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Southeastern Independent||1972, 1973, 1974||3|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Men)||Dixie Conference||1950, 1951||2|
|Outdoor Track and Field (Women)||Metro Conference||1989, 1990, 1991||3|
|Soccer (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021||8|
|Soccer (Women), Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||2009, 2012, 2014, 2020||4|
|Softball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019||17|
|Softball, Regular Season||Atlantic Coast Conference||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018||17|
|Swimming and Diving (Men)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2007||1|
|Swimming and Diving (Women)||Atlantic Coast Conference||2006||1|
|Swimming and Diving (Women)||Metro Conference||1991||1|
|Tennis (Men)||Metro Conference||1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988||5|
|Tennis (Men)||Dixie Conference||1949, 1950, 1951||3|
|Tennis (Women)||Metro Conference||1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991||5|
|Volleyball||Atlantic Coast Conference||1998, 2009, 2011, 2012||4|
|Volleyball||Metro Conference||1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989||6|
|Sport||Division||Championship years||Number of championships|
|Baseball||ACC Atlantic||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014||8|
|Football||ACC Atlantic||2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014||6|
|Softball||ACC Atlantic||2018, 2019||2|
Florida State University has invested and continues to invest largely in the athletic centers and facilities around campus. The most visible stadium is Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium which is surrounded by the University Center, which houses the university administration, several colleges and departments.
Coyle E. Moore Athletics Center
Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility
Bill Harkins Field at the Manley R. Whitcomb Band Complex
Seminole Basketball Training Center
Florida State University Beach Volleyball Courts
Mcintosh Track and Field Building at Mike Long Track
Morcom Aquatics Center
Scott Speicher Tennis Center at the Donald Loucks Courts
Indoor Tennis Facility
Apalachee Regional Park
Apalachee Regional Park is the home course for the Florida State Seminoles men's and women's cross country teams.
FSU alums have competed at the Olympic Games, winning sixteen medals: five golds, four silvers, and seven bronzes. Florida State has competed at consecutive Olympics since the 1972 Summer Olympics, sending a school-record 21 Olympians in 2016.
|Katherine Rawls||United States||1932 Summer Olympics, 1936 Summer Olympics|
|Rafael A. Lecuona||Cuba||1948 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics|
|Bill Roetzheim||United States||1948 Summer Olympics, 1952 Summer Olympics|
|Don Holder||United States||1952 Summer Olympics|
|Margaret Coomber||Great Britain||1972 Summer Olympics|
|Danny Smith||Bahamas||1972 Summer Olympics, 1976 Summer Olympics|
|Phil Boggs||United States||1976 Summer Olympics|
|Wendy Fuller||Canada||1980 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Bradley Cooper||Bahamas||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Orvill Dwyer-Brown||Jamaica||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Brenda Cliette||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Esmeralda Garcia||Brazil||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Randy Givens||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Walter McCoy||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Marita Payne||Canada||1984 Summer Olympics, 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Angela Wright-Scott||United States||1984 Summer Olympics|
|Arthur Blake||United States||1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics|
|Michelle Finn-Burrell||United States||1992 Summer Olympics|
|Tom Reither||Chile||1992 Summer Olympics|
|Keam Ang||Malaysia||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Kim Batten||United States||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics|
|Rob Braknis||Canada||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Brandon Dedekind||South Africa||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics|
|Nelson Mora||Venezuela||1996 Summer Olympics|
|Julio Santos||Ecuador||1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Samantha George||Canada||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Iain Harnden||Zimbabwe||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Jayson Jones||Belize||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Doug Mientkiewicz||United States||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Wickus Neinaber||Swaziland||2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Stephen Parry||Great Britain||2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Brett Peterson||South Africa||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Tal Stricker||Israel||2000 Summer Olympics|
|Brian Dzingai||Zimbabwe||2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Golda Marcus||El Salvador||2004 Summer Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Chris Vythoulkas||Bahamas||2004 Summer Olympics|
|Kimberly Walker||Trinidad & Tobago||2004 Summer Olympics|
|Yuruby Alicart||Venezuela||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Gonzalo Barroilhet||Chile||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Jonathan Borlée||Belgium||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Kevin Borlée||Belgium||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Ricardo Chambers||Jamaica||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Rafeeq Curry||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Walter Dix||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Tom Lancashire||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Andrew Lemoncello||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Ngoni Makusha||Zimbabwe||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Barbara Parker||Great Britain||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kaleigh Rafter||Canada||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Ariel Rittenhouse||United States||2008 Summer Olympics|
|Dorian Scott||Jamaica||2008 Summer Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Mateo de Angulo||Colombia||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Hannah England||Great Britain||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kemar Hyman||Cayman Islands||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Lacy Janson||United States||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Maurice Mitchell||United States||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Ciaran O'Lionaird||Ireland||2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kimberly Williams||Jamaica||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Anne Zagre||Belgium||2012 Summer Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Katrina Young||United States||2016 Summer Olympics, 2020 Summer Olympics|
|Alonzo Russell||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Stephen Newbold||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Shaquania Dorsett||Bahamas||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Stefan Brits||South Africa||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Kellion Knibb||Jamaica||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Violah Lagat||Kenya||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Marvin Bracy||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Colleen Quigley||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Pavel Sankovich||Belarus||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Nick Lucena||United States||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Linden Hall||Australia||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Susan Kuijken||Netherlands||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Leticia Romero||Spain||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Leonor Rodriguez||Spain||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Meme Jean||Haiti||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Gabby Carole||Canada||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Casey Krueger||United States||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Emir Muratovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Ida Hullo||Finland||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Julio Horrego||Honduras||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Izaak Bastian||Bahamas||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Maria Conde||Spain||2020 Summer Olympics|
|Lenor Rodriguez||Spain||2020 Summer Olympics|
The athletic department emerged in January 2010 from NCAA sanctions resulting from the discovery of academic cheating by athletes in 2006–2007. This discovery involved athletes in ten sports programs who were taking an online course in music history. An NCAA investigation resulted in scholarship limits and negation of wins involving compromised athletes. Florida State appealed parts of the decision. The penalties removed fourteen football wins from the career total of Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden, yet the coach temporarily claimed the all-time record for Division 1 football wins in 2012 when a far larger number of victories was deducted from the career total of Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno's wins were later reinstated, however, following an appeal from the Penn State Board of Trustees in January 2015., leaving Coach Bowden with the 2nd all-time winningest record in Division 1 football.
Additionally, FSU vacated 22 wins in men's basketball, an NCAA post season baseball victory, one national championship in men's track and field, an NCAA tournament victory in women's basketball, as well as other wins in these and several other men's and women's sports.