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April 23, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s Bob Braman has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2013 season.
Braman, who was selected for both honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches, led the Seminoles to the men’s title and the women’s runner-up spot in last week’s ACC Championships at Raleigh, N.C.
The ACC honors are the 15th overall for Braman, including five selections as Men’s Outdoor Coach of Year and two as Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year. Braman has also been named the ACC Coach of the Year in Men’s Indoor Track and Field, Women’s Indoor Track and Field, and Men’s Cross Country.
Keyed by seven gold medals and 15 All-ACC performances, the Florida State men amassed 149 team points in the ACC Championship to place atop the field, 11 points ahead of defending champion Virginia Tech. The first-place finish was FSU’s eighth in nine seasons under Braman’s watch.
The Florida State women pushed four-time defending champion Clemson to the final event of the ACC Championship before finishing in second place, five points behind the Tigers. The Seminoles earned four gold medals and registered 12 All-ACC showings.
The FSU men hold the No. 5 spot in this week’s USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings, while the Seminole women hold the 16th spot.