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Femina Perfecta Award Honorees Announced

Femina Perfecta Award Honorees Announced

Tallahassee, FLA. – The Seminole Boosters honored 11 of FSU’s most outstanding female student-athletes in naming its 2017-18 Femina Perfecta Award winners. First awarded in 2005, the Femina Perfecta Award was established to honor the “complete woman” who best embodies the Florida State motto of Vires, Artes, Mores. The award is presented annually to one woman from each of Florida State’s athletic teams as voted on by their teammates.

Femina Perfecta was the motto that appeared on the school seal when the institution was the Florida State College for Women. The “complete woman” was expected to possess the traits of Vires (strength), Artes (knowledge) and Mores (tradition) symbolized by the three torches of that seal. In short, FSCW women were expected to have sound minds and sound bodies. Athletics was viewed as essential in developing both and every student was expected to participate in at least one sport every year.

The Femina Perfecta Awards honor an athlete in each sport, chosen by her teammates, who best personifies these characteristics. The goal is to continue the traditions begun many years ago at the school. This year’s Femina Perfecta award winners are listed below.


Honoree                                                                       Sport                               

Nausia Woolfolk Basketball
Brooke Kuhlman Beach Volleyball
Megan Mooney Cross Country
Helayna (Eden) Hessinger Diving
Ashley Mangan Golf
Natalia Kuikka Soccer
Cali Harrod Softball
Paige Schendelaar-Kemp Swimming
Ariana Rahmanparast Tennis
Cortney Jones Track and Field
Brianne Burkert Volleyball