Seminoles To Honor Ojo And Smith at Honors Banquet
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Seminole basketball coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff will recognize the careers of seniors Michael Ojo and Jarquez Smith and celebrate one of the greatest seasons in school history at the Florida State Men’s Basketball Honors Banquet April 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Champions Club inside Doak Campbell Stadium.
Reservations for the event can be made by calling (850) 644-1461 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An admission price of $40.00 per person will be charged. The dress is business casual or your best garnet and gold attire.
Ojo, Smith and the entire Florida State team will be honored for each of their roles in earning one of the most memorable seasons in school history. The Seminoles finished with a 26-9 overall record and a 12-6 mark in ACC play. The 26 wins is the second most in a single season in school history while their 12 ACC wins and second place finish in the league standings tied the Seminoles’ school records for most conference wins and highest league finish in a season.
The Seminoles finished the season with a perfect 18-0 record at home to mark the first time since the 1975-76 season that they had finished undefeated in Tallahassee. The 18 wins inside the Donald L. Tucker Center this season established the school record for home wins in a single season.
The Seminoles defeated a school record tying seven nationally ranked teams in advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th time in school history. The Seminoles record and long list of accomplishments during the season earned them a No. 3 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 3 seed tied the school record for highest seed in the NCAA Tournament in school history.
Ojo, who finished his career ranked 19th in school history with 78 career blocked shots, will earn his Master’s Degree in International Affairs this spring. Smith finished his four-year career as a Seminole tied for second in school history with 136 games played and eighth in school history with 123 career blocked shots. Smith will graduate from Florida State in May with a degree in social science.
Parking for the event will be in the lot in front of University Club Center (UCC) and is free of charge.