Ham Wernke
Ham Wernke
Full Name:  Paul F. Wernke
   School:  Batesville High School in Batesville, Indiana


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  Jim Oler, Rick Benson, Bob Williams, Dick Artmeier, HAM WERNKE, Bud Kennedy HAM WERNKE and Jim Oler


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
51-52 10  G       6-0  168  Fr   *   Batesville, IN              
52-53 10  G       6-0  168  So   *   Batesville, IN              
53-54 10  G       6-0  168  Jr   *   Batesville, IN              
54-55 10  G       6-0  170  Sr   *   Batesville, IN              
55-56                                                            Freshman Basketball Coach
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1952      3B      6-0  170  R  R  Fr   *   Batesville, IN        
1953      3B-OF   6-0  170  R  R  So       Batesville, IN        
1954  21  3B-P    6-0  175  R  R  Jr   *   Batesville, IN        
1955      3B-P    6-0  170  R  R  Sr   *   Batesville, IN        


Awards
Basketball
Year  Award
1953  Helms Foundation - 3rd Team NAIA All-American
1954  Helms Foundation - 3rd Team NAIA All-American
1955  Helms Foundation - 3rd Team NAIA All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1982
From 1951 to 1955, wearing the Garnet and Gold, Paul "Ham" Wernke score 1409 points as he starred for the Seminoles. Wernke's freshman team posted a record of 5-20 and four years later, when he was a senior, averaging 19.7 points a game, Florida State went 22-4. Over his career Wernke averaged 19.3 a game. His best season as a scorer was '52-'53 when he average 21.3.

"Ham" Wernke still stands tall in the FSU career record book. He is first in field goals attempted, seventh in total points, and fourth in scoring average. Wernke also poured in the fourth highest single game total points, 38 vs. Tampa in his sophomore year.

A fine playmaker and a deadly shot "Ham" Wernke, a transplanted Hoosier, led Florida State in the university's move from a small college program to the ranks of major college basketball.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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51-52  5   1       19   71 .268          .000   17  23 .739   55 11.0                  0.0  18                       
52-53 22          167  422 .396          .000  134 193 .694  468 21.3                  0.0  71                       
53-54 20          128  354 .362          .000  113 148 .764  369 18.5                  0.0                           
54-55 26   4      190  461 .412          .000  132 169 .781  512 19.7             130  5.0  81  4                    
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Tot   73   5    0 504 1308 .385    0   0 .000  396 533 .743 1404 19.2      0   0  130  1.8 170  4    0    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1951-52                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Feb 11 MIAMI                1            2                  2   5    6                                        
Feb 16 TAMPA                1   g        6                  3       15                                        
Feb 23 STETSON              1   g        4                  3       11                                        
Feb 29 MIAMI                1            4                  4   6   12                                        
Mar  1 TAMPA                1            3                  5   6   11                                        
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Totals                      5   2    0  19    0    0   0   17  17   55      0   0    0   0    0    0    0    0

1952-53                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  5 MERCER               1   g        5                  6   7   16                   3                    
Dec  6 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            6                 13  14   25                                        
Dec 12 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            9                  3   4   21                                        
Dec 13 MERCER               1   g        8                 10  12   26                                        
Dec 15 CENTRAL COLLEGE      1            5                  8  11   18                                        
Dec 19 SEWANEE              1            8                  2   3   18                                        
Dec 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            9                  5       23                                        
Jan  6 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1           10                  6  11   26                                        
Jan  9 MIAMI                1            3                  5   6   11                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1           14                 10       38                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g       10                  3   4   23                                        
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            9                  4       22                                        
Feb  2 MEMPHIS STATE        1            2                  4   7    8                   5                    
Feb  4 ARKANSAS STATE       1           12                  3       27                                        
Feb 10 STETSON              1   g        7                  7       21                                        
Feb 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            4                  3       11                                        
Feb 14 TAMPA                1            5   37             4       14                                        
Feb 21 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            6                  9       21                                        
Feb 23 MIAMI                1   g        7                  8   8   22                                        
Feb 25 STETSON              1            9                  6   6   24                                        
Feb 27 MERCER               1           12                  6  13   30                                        
Feb 28 STETSON              1            7                  9  11   23                                        
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Totals                     22   5    0 167   37    0   0  134 117  468      0   0    0   8    0    0    0    0

1953-54                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            8   24            16  20   32               6                       7
Dec  8 MERCER               1            6   15             4   7   16                   3                    
Dec 11 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            6   16             5   6   17                                        
Dec 16 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            7                  5   9   19                                        
Dec 18 STETSON              1            3                  9  10   15                                        
Dec 19 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            4                  4   5   12                                        
Jan  6 TAMPA                1            8                  1   3   17                                        
Jan  7 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1           10                 10  14   30                   3                    
Jan  9 MIAMI                1            2                  6   7   10                                        
Jan 11 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            6                  3   3   15                                        
Jan 12 TAMPA                1           12                  3       27                                        
Jan 13 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1           11                  5       27                                        
Jan 16 STETSON              1            3                  3   5    9                                        
Jan 19 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1           10                  6   7   26                   4                    
Jan 21 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1   g        7                  3   7   17                                        
Jan 30 MERCER               1            7                  3   4   17                   5                    
Feb  5 MIAMI                1            3                  9  11   15                   3                    
Feb 13 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            4                  4   5   12                                        
Feb 17 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   g        7                  7       21                                        
Feb 20 ARKANSAS STATE       1            4                  7  11   15                                        
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Totals                     20   2    0 128   55    0   0  113 134  369      0   0    6  18    0    0    0    7

1954-55                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  4 JACKSONVILLE STATE   1            5   16             9  11   19               5   3                    
Dec  6 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1   g        3   16             4   5   10               6   4                    
Dec 14 TAMPA                1           12   26             3   3   27               1   2                    
Dec 18 STETSON              1           12   23             4   4   28               5   2                    
Dec 20 MIAMI                1   g        4   23             2   3   10               3   3                    
Dec 27 FLORIDA              1            6   12             4   5   16               8   3                    
Dec 28 GEORGIA              1           12   23             8  10   32               9   4                    
Jan  3 DUKE                 1            3    9             6   6   12               3   5                    
Jan  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            2    6             3   6    7               6   2                    
Jan  8 TAMPA                1           11   19             8   8   30               3   2                    
Jan 15 GEORGIA              1            6    8            11  14   23               4   4                    
Jan 18 SPRING HILL COLLEGE  1            9   18             4   4   22               4   4                    
Jan 19 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1   g        9   19             5   7   23               3   2                    
Jan 29 STETSON              1   g        9   20             5   6   23               6   3                    
Jan 31 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            5   15             3   7   13               6   4                    
Feb  7 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1            3   12             2   4    8               9   3                    
Feb 14 GEORGIA              1           12   21             4   4   28               4   5                    
Feb 16 ROLLINS COLLEGE      1            9   24             3   3   21               4   4                    
Feb 19 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            7   17             7  10   21               4   4                    
Feb 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE    1            6   12             2   2   14               6   2                    
Feb 23 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS   1            8   23             8  14   24               4   0                    
Feb 25 MIAMI                1            6   16             5   7   17               4   3                    
Feb 28 STETSON              1            6   17             5   5   17               5   5                    
Mar  1 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1            5   23             6   6   16               7   1                    
Mar  7 MONTANA STATE        1           13   26             9  11   35               7   2                    
Mar  9 BELOIT COLLEGE       1            7   17             2   4   16               4   5                    
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Totals                     26   4    0 190  461    0   0  132 169  512      0   0  130  81    0    0    0    0

Baseball
Pitching Statistics
Year   ERA  W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV  IP    H   R   ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  AB  B/AVG  WP HBP BK SFA SHA
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1954        1  0   7                   27.1  26          18  15                                          
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Tot   0.00  1  0   7  0  0   0   0  0  27.1  26   0   0  18  15   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0  0   0   0
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1952  .197  21       76  15  15   4   1   0  14   21  .276   9       6      .282     0   1    
1953  .000   1        1   1   0   0   0   0        0  .000                  .000              
1954  .111            9   1   1   0   0       1    1  .111                  .111              
1955  .235           51  16  12           1   9   15  .294                  .235              
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Tot   .204  22   0  137  33  28   4   1   1  24   37  .270   9   0   6   0  .253  0  0   1   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1954
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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Mar 20 AUBURN                      1                    5.1   5   3       4   0
Mar 30 AMHERST COLLEGE             1  Y                 5.0   8   6       3   3
Apr 13 STETSON                     1  Y                 3.0   4   3       4   0
Apr 24 STETSON                     1                                           
May  8 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL        1                    2.0   2   1            
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Tot                         0  0   5  2  0   0   0  0  15.1  19  13   0  11   3
1952
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 17 KENYON COLLEGE         7  .500  1 3B   2   1   1 1          1   2                      0   1    1   
Mar 18 KENYON COLLEGE         7a .250  1      2   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 27 AMHERST COLLEGE        7  .375  1 3B   4   1   2            0   2                      0            
Mar 28 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     8  .333  1 3B   4   0   1            0   1                      0           1
Mar 29 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     8  .313  1 3B   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
Apr  5 MIAMI                  6  .263  1 3B   3   0   0            1   0                      0            
Apr  5 MIAMI                  6  .250  1 3B   5   3   1            0   1                      0            
Apr 11 STETSON                6  .222  1 3B   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 12 STETSON                5  .194  1 3B   4   0   0            1   0                      0            
Apr 18 TAMPA                  6  .194  1 3B   5   2   1            1   1                  1   1            
Apr 19 TAMPA                  6  .195  1 3B   5   1   1 1          0   2                      0            
Apr 25 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   6  .217  1 3B   5   1   2            2   2                      0            
Apr 26 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   6  .220  1 3B   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
Apr 29 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   6  .236  1 3B   5   2   2 1   1      2   5                      0            
May  9 ROLLINS COLLEGE        7  .228  1 3B   2   0   0            0   0                      0   0    1   
May 10 ROLLINS COLLEGE        7  .217  1 3B   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 16 STETSON                8  .213  1 3B   1   1   0            1   0                      0            
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                                 .213 17 16  61  14  13  3  1  0   9  18  0   0  0  0  0  1   1    1   2  1
1953
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 20 GEORGIA TEACHERS       8a .000  1      1   1   0            0   0                      0            
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                                 .000  1  0   1   1   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  0
1954
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 20 AUBURN                 9a .000  1      2   0   0            0   0                      0   0    2   
Mar 30 AMHERST COLLEGE        9  .000  1 P    2   0   0            0   0                      0   1    2   
Apr 13 STETSON                9  .200  1 P    1   0   1            0   1                      0   1    1   
Apr 24 STETSON                9a .167  1      1   0   0                0                      0            
May  8 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL      .167  1 P                             0                      0            
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                                 .167  5  3   6   0   1  0  0  0   0   1  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    2   5  0
1955
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 18 FURMAN                 9a .000  1      1   1   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 19 FURMAN                 8  .500  1 LF   3   1   2 1          1   3                      0            
Mar 19 LOUISIANA STATE        3  .250  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 21 GEORGIA                8  .273  1 LF   3   1   1            0   1                      0   2    0   
Mar 22 GEORGIA                8  .267  1 LF   4   0   1            0   1                      0   2    0   
Mar 23 AMHERST COLLEGE        8  .211  1 LF   4   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
Mar 24 AMHERST COLLEGE        3  .167  1 LF   5   1                1   0                      0   3    0   
Apr  4 STETSON                9  .154  1 LF   2   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
Apr  5 STETSON                1a .185  1      1   0   1 1          1   2                      0   0    0   
Apr  9 WISCONSIN              1  .194  1 RF   4   1   1        1   4   4                      0   3    0   
Apr 12 ROLLINS COLLEGE        1  .222  1 RF   5   1   2            2   2                      0   1    0   
Apr 15 MIAMI                  1  .200  1 RF   4   2   0            0   0      1           1   1   0    0   
May  6 STETSON                8  .205  1 LF   4   1   1 1          0   2                  1   1   2    0   
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                                 .205 13 11  44   9   9  3  0  1   9  15  0   1  0  0  0  2   2   13   0  0