Curt Genders
Curt Genders
Full Name:  Curt Genders
   School:  Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
58-59 D       5-7  134  So   *   Sarasota                        
59-60 D       5-7  140  Jr   *   Sarasota                        
60-61 D       5-7  145  Sr   *   Sarasota                        


Awards
Swimming & Diving
Year  Award
1959  NCAA Championships - One-Meter Diving (7th)
      NCAA Championships - Three-Meter Diving (11th) - Honorable Mention
1960  NCAA Championships - One-Meter Diving ( 9th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - Three-Meter Diving (14th) - Honorable Mention
1961  NCAA Championships - One-Meter Diving (1st)
      NCAA Championships - Three-Meter Diving (6th)
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1979
Curt Genders came to Florida State from Sarasota with the possibility of participation in either swimming, gymnastics or the circus. He chose swimming and won All-American acclaim in 1959, 1960, and 1961 as a one-meter diver. In his senior year, 1961, Genders defeated two Olympians to win the NCAA one-meter diving title. Genders was FSU's first NCAA swimming champion. His feat, won on the final dive of the competition, helped him win an 11th place finish for the Seminoles. Curt Genders' great forte was his consistency, and coupled with his grace and strength, enabled the fine student-athlete to bring national recognition to Florida State University.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1959 Season
01/14/1959 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/04/1959 TEXAS A&M                      Diving                          1              5.00
02/06/1959 SOUTHERN METHODIST             Diving                          1              5.00
02/18/1959 FLORIDA                        Diving                          2              3.00
03/14/1959 FLORIDA                        Diving                          1              5.00
03/21/1959 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        Diving                          1              5.00
03/28/1959 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              One-Meter Diving                7             
03/28/1959 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              Three-Meter Diving             11             
            1960 Season
01/13/1960 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/01/1960 SEWANEE                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/04/1960 MIAMI OF OHIO                  Diving                          1              5.00
02/06/1960 BOWLING GREEN STATE            Diving                          1              5.00
02/19/1960 FLORIDA                        Diving                          2              3.00
02/23/1960 MIAMI                          Diving                          1              5.00
02/27/1960 GEORGIA AAU                    Diving                          2              4.00
03/12/1960 FLORIDA                        Diving                          3              1.00
03/19/1960 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        Diving                          6              1.00
03/25/1960 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS             One-Meter Diving                9             
03/26/1960 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS             Three-Meter Diving             14             
            1961 Season
01/11/1961 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/02/1961 SOUTHERN METHODIST             Diving                          1              5.00
02/03/1961 TEXAS A&M                      Diving                          1              5.00
02/09/1961 ALABAMA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/10/1961 SEWANEE                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/17/1961 FLORIDA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/23/1961 GEORGIA TECH                   Diving                          1              5.00
02/24/1961 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/25/1961 GEORGIA AAU                    Diving                          1              5.00
02/28/1961 EAST CAROLINA                  Diving                          1              5.00
03/11/1961 FLORIDA                        Diving                          1              5.00
03/18/1961 FLORIDA COLLEGIATE INVITE      One-Meter Diving                1              6.00
03/24/1961 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              One-Meter Diving                1              7.00
03/25/1961 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              Three-Meter Diving              6              1.00