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Michael Snaer


Florida State

Family and Child Sciences


Snaer will graduate in four years with a degree in child and family sciences.  He earned the First Year Academic Achievement Award from the men’s basketball coaching staff in 2010. He has an anticipated graduation date in May of 2013. He is one of eight children and wants to work with children during and following his professional career. His current academic endeavor includes an externship at a local elementary school where he works three days a week.


Snaer came across the country from California to play on the East Coast at Florida State—committing to a program that hadn’t been to the NCAA Tournament in the 10 years prior to his arrival. He was named team captain this season and widely known as the first player in the gym and the last player out of the gym. He has accepted his role as the face of the Florida State program both nationally and locally and flourished in that role.


One of the top Florida State student-athletes in donation of hours to the local community of Tallahassee, Snaer has donated his time to the Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Rhyde for the Wind for Diabetes Awareness and the Tallahassee Boy’s and Girl’s Club.


Snaer was the Most Valuable Player in the 2012 ACC Tournament as he led the Seminoles to the first ACC Championship in school history He was an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2012 and has led the Seminoles to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Florida State is the third winningest team in the ACC with Snaer in the starting line-up for four consecutive seasons.