Hall of Fame
Friday, September 6th, 2019
2019 Hall of Fame Class
MICKEY DILLARD (1978-1980)
SUSAN KUIJKEN (2006-09)
DICK NICHOLS (1968-1970)
RICK STOCKSTILL (1979-81)
CAROLINE WESTRUP (2006-09)
MIKE MARTIN SR. (1980-2019)
A four-year letter winner who still ranks fourth in school history with 1,734 career points nearly 40 years after his career ended in 1981. Dillard, a David, Fla., native, was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams (1978 and 1980). He averaged a Career-high 20.5 points per game as a redshirt junior in 1980 – the 15th-best single-season average in school history. Dillard is ranked third in school history for career field goals (643) and free throws made (448) and tied for ninth in steals (165).
The most decorated women’s distance runner in FSU history, Kuijken is the Seminoles’ only four-time cross country All-American and was a five-time All-American on the track. The Nigmegen, Netherlands, native won NCAA titles in the 2008 indoor 3,000-meter runs and the 2009 outdoor 1,500-meter runs and owns FSU records in both events. She led FSU to three consecutive top-three NCAA cross country finishes and led the Seminoles to five team titles. Kuijken represented the Netherlands in the 5000- and 10,000-meter runs at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Dick Nichols starred as a second baseman and outfielder for the Seminoles from 1968-70. The Jacksonville native was a three-year letter winner and two-year starter. He led the Seminoles’ in hitting in 1969 (.336) and 1970 (.338) and finished with a career .336 batting average. He was the leadoff hitter for the 1970 team that reached the championship game of the College World Series. He was a first-team All-America selection by The Sporting News and a second-team selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association. He stole a team-high 34 bases and hit a teamhigh six triples in 1970.
Rick Stockstill was the starting quarterback for Bobby Bowden’s 1980 and 1981 football teams. Bowden credits the Fernandina Beach, Fla., native for his leadership and toughness in guiding the Seminoles as they emerged as a national power. Stockstill led the 1980 team to a 10-2 record and No. 5 final ranking in the Associated Press poll. The 1980 Orange Bowl pitted No. 2 FSU against No. 4 Oklahoma, giving the Seminoles a chance at the national title, but the Sooners won 18-17. Stockstill remains in FSU’s career top 25 in touchdown passes (26), passing yards (2,834) and total offense (2,616) among others.
Caroline Westrup is the only four-time All-American in FSU golf history. She led the Seminoles to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, and earned AllACC honors throughout her collegiate career. The native of Skane, Sweden, won five individual tournament championships and led the Seminoles to four team titles. She posted a career-low round score of 66 five times over her career, which is one short of the school record. She served as team captain three times.
MIKE MARTIN SR.
A legend if there ever was one, Mike Martin is not only the winningest coach in college baseball history with 2,029 victories, but he also has the most wins of any coach in NCAA history in any sport. Martin starred for the Seminoles as a player from 1965-66 and was an assistant coach from 1975-79 before taking over as head coach for the next 40 seasons. Already inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Martin took the Seminoles to the College World Series a record 17 times. FSU reached 40 or more wins ever year under Martin and he led the Seminoles into the NCAA Tournament each year. He coached 18
first-round draft picks, four Golden Spikes winners (Mike Fuentes, Mike Loynd, J.D. Drew and Buster Posey), two Dick Howser Trophy winners, 94 All-Americans and 141 All-ACC selections.