April 11, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Rising redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher earned a pair of distinguished honors on Wednesday night. Mosher earned the Golden Nole Award and was also recognized by her high school, Bishop Verot, for the BVHS Recognition Award at the Senior Awards Banquet.
"These awards just speak for themselves to what kind of person Katie is," FSU head coach Chris Poole said. "She is a tremendous leader and her teammates have a great deal of respect for her. Katie has been an asset each year, especially during 2011 when we made the Final Four. I am very proud of Katie and I can't wait to see how she leads us in 2014."
Every year, Bishop Verot recognizes a former alumni that is a collegiate senior that has made an impact in their sport at an elite level as a player, leader as well as academically.
Mosher fits the profile as she is a two-year team captain who is currently ranked third on the FSU all-time digs list (1,615). In addition to her individual accomplishments, Mosher has been a huge part of FSU's program success, helping the Seminoles to their first-ever Final Four in 2011 before reaching the Sweet 16 in 2013 on top of two ACC titles (2011, 2012) and an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2014.
The Fort Myers, Fla. native accepted the award following the 2013 winner Eddie Murray, who helped Florida Gulf Coast go to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
"It meant so much to be able to go back to my hometown and high school for the senior sports banquet," Mosher said. "It feels like yesterday that it was me up there graduating high school and now I'm almost finished with my collegiate career. I wouldn't be the person I am today without all the support from BV. The staff there makes me feel like I never left. It was an amazing experience to see all of those high school seniors be recognized for achieving so much."
Mosher also was recognized along with several other FSU student-athletes as the indoor volleyball team's Golden Nole Award winner for the second time in her career. Golden Nole honorees are chosen on a combination of factors which include athletic achievement, community service, attitude and dedication.
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