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Braian Angola


Florida State University

Social Science


Braian Angola was a member of 2016-17 Seminole men’s basketball team that won the Golden Torch award for the highest cumulative GPA among all men’s athletics teams at Florida State. The team earned the highest GPA in program history: 3.22. Florida State also won an NABC Academic Excellence Award in 2017. Angola earned his associates degree from Northern Idaho and will earn his bachelor’s degree from Florida State in 2018.


Angola was named a team captain as a senior in 2017-18 as selected by both the coaches and his teammates. He is held in incredibly high esteem by all of his teammates and each member of the coaching staff as he has an incredible amount of compassion for each member of the Florida State team and community.


Angola is one of the Seminoles leaders in community service hours. He has volunteered his time at local schools and the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend in Tallahassee. During Hurricane Irma, Angola spearheaded the effort by his teammates to serve food during a campus-wide picnic that served more than 6,000 students on the day the hurricane hit Tallahassee.


Angola helped lead the Seminoles to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, as Florida State enjoyed a record-breaking year. The Seminoles won a near school-record 28 games, finished in second place in the ACC standings and were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally during his first season on campus. He averaged 4.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while making 21 3-point shots and shooting .780 from the free throw line (tied for second), as he played in 34 of Florida State’s 35 games and led the Seminoles with a .420 3-point shooting mark. Angola was named as Florida State’s top 3-point shooter at the Seminoles’ season-ending banquet.