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  Michael Fout
Michael Fout


LaPorte, Ind.

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Track 'Noles Stockpile All-Academic Honors

FSU claims a combined 17 All-Academic selections, which ranks eighth nationally


Fout Delivers First Points

Seminole distance runners shine on Day 2 at NCAA Championships


Sprinters Take Charge

Harris, Locke sizzle on opening day at NCAA Championships


Distance 'Noles Roll At Stanford

Five new personal-best marks set at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitaitonal


FSU Claims ACC Outdoor Title!

'Noles roll behind MVP Locke and supporting cast; women a close second

TFRRS Profile

2013: Florida States most experienced NCAA Championship competitor has qualified for his thrid consecutive trip to the meet in the 10,000m... qualified at the East Prelims with a time of 29:54.22 in the 10,000m... was the top seed at East Prelims after running 28:52.77 at Payton Jordan Invitational... a two-time cross country All-American for the Seminoles... former Foot Locker Cross Country national champion... was 2011 ACC Cross Country Scholar Athlete of the Year

Earned All-American honors in cross country in both 2010 and 2011, helping the Seminoles to an all-time best, second-place finish overall ('10)
• Two-time second-team All-American in the 10,000 meters on the track (2011-12)
• Was named ACC Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011, which was his final season of eligibility
• Enjoyed his finest season on the track in 2011, when he set his personal best marks in the 1500m (3:47.15), 5000m (13:46.19) and 10,000m (28:34.76)
• Played an integral role in FSU's 2012 ACC Outdoor Championship runner-up performance with an outstanding double, placing second in the 5000m (14:04.10) and third in the 10,000 (29:32.43)
• Nearly stole the ACC Indoor Championship title at 5000m in 2013, winning the first heat in 14:02.26

The most decorated distance recruit in coach Bob Braman's tenure...coming off an injury that kept him on the shelf during the 2012 indoor season, snapping a string of three extemely productive campaigns between cross country and track...earned back-to-back cross country All-American honors in 2010-2011 and advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last June in the 10,000 exemplary student-athlete who added 2011 ACC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors to multiple national and conference academic honors. Track - 2011: Outdoor - Enjoyed his finest season on the track, earning a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000...sealed his trip to nationals with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA First Round at the University of Indiana, posting a 29:09.89...Fout's performance came less than a month after he established a new collegiate best mark of 28:34.50 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on the Stanford campus...a month earlier at the Stanford Invitational, Fout secured a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 in a personal best 13:46.19... in a change of pace performance, he logged a personal best 1,500 time of 3:47.15 at the FSU Invitational. Indoor - posted a pair of scoring performances at the ACC Championships, placing third in the 5,000 (14:09.15) and sixth in the 3,000 (8:07.8)...earned indoor and outdoor All-ACC Academic honors and outdoor USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. 2010: Outdoor - After a limited indoor campaign, Fout found some success outdoors, scoring an eighth-place finish at the ACC Championships in the 10,000 (30:14.02)...earlier in the year at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational he shaved 20 seconds off his personal best in the 5,000 with a 14:01.25. 2009: Took a redshirt season as a freshman. Cross Country - 2011: Senior captain in the fall and the No. 1 or No. 2 runner for the `Noles throughout the season as FSU finished 12th at the NCAA Championships meet...finished no worse than sixth overall in the four major meets leading up to the NCAA Championships, where he was 32nd overall, earning All-American honors...runner-up to teammate David Forrester as the `Noles claimed the NCAA South Region team title...posted a career-best fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships where the `Noles finished second by a meager four points...was sixth at Pre-Nationals...opened the season with a strong third-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational...collected second consecutive USTFCCCA All-Academic and All-ACC Academic honors. 2010: Spent the majority of his junior season as the Seminoles' No. 2 runner behind fellow All-American Ciaran O'Lionaird...closed the year by finishing 28th at NCAA Championships in a season-best 10k time of 30:21, collecting his first All-American honor as a Seminole...earned All-South Region honors with a ninth-place finish...contributed to FSU's first ACC Cross Country championship...placed 25th at Pre-Nationals as FSU finished third out of 35 teams in its race...was the Seminoles' No. 1 runner on his home turf at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing ninth. 2009: Battled injuries throughout his sophomore season but consistently scored for the squad...was 27th at the ACC Championships as FSU finished third...turned in a solid effort at the NCAA South Region, finishing the 10k in 31:50. 2008: Made his Florida State debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 30th in front of friends and family from his home state....finished 51st at Pre-Nationals, also in his home state of Indiana. Personal: Closed his heralded high school cross country career by winning the prestigious Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship with a career-best 5k time of 14:50...qualified for the finale by winning the Midwest section...captured the Indiana State Cross Country Championship as a senior at La Porte High School...won the Indiana State 3,200 meter title as a junior in 9:03.49...posted high school track PR's of 4:12 in the 1,600 and 8:55 in the 3,200...placed ninth in the 3,200 at the 2007 Nike Outdoor Nationals in 8:58.7...has been President's List (4.0 gpa) or Dean's List throughout his FSU career...majoring in psychology...aspires to be a physical therapist after completing a professional running career...plays the drums in his spare time...born May 7, 1990.

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