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Fun Fact Friday: FSU’s Semrau Now Among Four Coaches With 200 ACC Wins

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Florida State women’s hoops is in a bit of a rough stretch as the Seminoles have dropped three of their last five games after a 13-0 start.

Despite the recent struggles, history was made this past week. Head coach Sue Semrau became just the fourth women’s basketball coach in ACC history to garner 200 conference wins.

Semrau achieved the goal on Sunday as FSU roared past North Carolina, 78-64. Now in her 23rd season, FSU has won at least 10 ACC games in each of the last five seasons and in 11 of the last 14 seasons.

With Sunday’s win, Semrau joined former Virginia coach Debbie Ryan, recently retired North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell and former NC State head coach Kay Yow. Prior to Semrau’s arrival for the 1997-98 season, FSU owned 22 total ACC wins in six seasons as a member of the conference and an 0-16 campaign in ACC play the season prior.

In other words, 200 of FSU’s 222 ACC wins all-time have come under Semrau. That accounts for more than 90 percent of FSU’s ACC wins ever.

As is the case with Leonard Hamilton on the men’s side, Semrau is showing no signs of slowing down. The 135 wins over the last five seasons is more than Semrau has over any other 5-year period in her career.

Semrau and the Seminoles failed to get win No. 201 in the legend’s career as they fell to NC State on Thursday night in Raleigh, 68-51. Semrau and FSU will look to take the first step toward No. 250 and maybe even No. 300 on Thursday when it visits Wake Forest.

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