Bim Stults Swimming and Diving Scholarship
The Bim Stults Swimming and Diving Scholarship was created in honor of the late Coach Bim Stults, who was the first leader of the Seminole Swimming & Diving Team. This scholarship is awarded to a swimming and diving student athlete each year.
Bim Stults was the head coach when Florida State inaugurated an intercollegiate swimming program in 1949. Twenty-five seasons later when he retired in 1973, Stults’ teams had won 185 meets while losing only 43. Six times Florida State went undefeated as Stults established one of the South’s strongest intercollegiate swim programs. Under Stults’ direction, 20 FSU swimmers were All-America. Two of Coach Stults’ divers, Curt Genders and Phil Boggs, won NCAA championships. Boggs would later win a gold medal for the United States in the 1976 Olympic Games and both are members of the FSU Hall of Fame.
Stults served as president of the College Swimming Coaches Association and was a member of the board of directors for the Swimming Hall of Fame. He also was a member of the AAU National Diving Committee and a U.S. Olympic Trials judge. For 25 years, Stults forged a brilliant tradition for Florida State swimming and was a major figure in intercollegiate swimming throughout the United States.
Coach Stults was inducted into FSU Hall of Fame in 1978.
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