Jay Ashmore
Jay Ashmore
Full Name:  Jamile Ashmore

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FSU Career
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
54-55 5-4  115  Jr       Dallas, TX                              
55-56 5-4  120  Jr-R *   Dallas, TX                              
56-57 5-4  120  Sr-R *   Dallas, TX                              

Year  Award
1956  NCAA Championships - Free Exercise (1st)
      NCAA Championships - Tumbling (4th)
1957  NCAA Championships - Free Exercise (4th)
      NCAA Championships - Tumbling (4th)
      NCAA Championships - All-Around (8th)
      NCAA Championships - Parallel Bars (10th)
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1998
Jamile "Jay" Ashmore was one of the most successful gymnasts in the history of Florida State athletics. He competed from 1954-57 and led the Seminoles to the 1955 AAU National Championship.

Ashmore, who earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from FSU in 1957, was the NCAA floor exercise gold medal winner at the 1956 National Championships held at UNC Chapel Hill. He won the Florida & Georgia Championship competition in free exercise, rings and tumbling while at Florida State, and was the Southern Intercollegiate Champion in tumbling and free exercise.

Ashmore's competitive career extended past his days at FSU as he won National AAU gold medals in free exercise (1959 & 61) and rings (1959), while earning All-America honors in both 1959 and 1961. He was the Pan American Rings Champion in 1959 and 1963.

After his competing career was over, Ashmore became a nationally recognized gymnastics coach serving as an assistant coach at Illinois and the U.S. Military Academy and as the head coach at the University of Texas.

In 1993, Ashmore was elected to the United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He was elected to the Federation of International Gymnastics Executive Committee in 1996, where he serves on the Hall of Fame Committee.

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