Buck Hiles
Buck Hiles
Full Name:  Joseph W. Hiles
   School:  Bass High School in Atlanta, Georgia


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
58-59 FS-FL   5-10 155  So   *   Atlanta, GA                     
59-60 FS      5-10 167  Jr   *   Atlanta, GA                     
60-61 FS      5-11 170  Sr   *   Atlanta, GA                     


Awards
Swimming & Diving
Year  Award
1959  NCAA Championships - 440-Yard Freestyle (6th)
1961  NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Butterfly (6th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Individual Medley (8th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Butterfly (10th) - Honorable Mention
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1980
In the late fifties, Bucky Hiles came from Atlanta, Georgia, to star for legendary Coach Bim Stults' Seminole swimming team. In 1959, he was an All-American in the 440 freestyle, and in 1961 he again gained All-American recognition, this time in the 100-yard butterfly. Hiles was the first Seminole swimmer to earn All-American status in two different strokes. At one time, he held school records in seven different events. He was chosen the university's Athlete of the Year in 1961. One of the most versatile swimmers in Seminole history, Bucky Hiles' performances earned national recognition for Florida State University.

Following his FSU career Buck was the Assistant Swimming Coach at The U.S> Military Academy at West Point and a member of the Militay Olympic teams of 1962 (Paris) and 1963 (Barcelona). His teams won the Medley Relay in Paris and the 800-Meter Freestyle Relay in Barcelona.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1959 Season
01/14/1959 GEORGIA                        400-Yard Freestyle              1    4:16.8    5.00
02/04/1959 TEXAS A&M                      220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:14.0    5.00
02/04/1959 TEXAS A&M                      440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:54.5    5.00
02/06/1959 SOUTHERN METHODIST             220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:08.6    5.00
02/06/1959 SOUTHERN METHODIST             440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:41.6    5.00
02/18/1959 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:19.9    5.00
02/18/1959 FLORIDA                        440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:48.1    5.00
02/23/1959 MIAMI                          200-Yard Butterfly              2              3.00
02/27/1959 GEORGIA TECH                   440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:44.6    5.00
02/28/1959 GEORGIA                        220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:10.2    5.00
02/28/1959 GEORGIA                        440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:48.8    5.00
03/02/1959 EAST CAROLINA                  200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:17.1    5.00
03/14/1959 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:18.8    5.00
03/14/1959 FLORIDA                        440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:51.3    5.00
03/21/1959 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        100-Yard Butterfly              1      56.8    5.00
03/21/1959 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        400-Yard Freestyle              1    4:32.7    5.00
03/28/1959 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              440-Yard Freestyle              6    4:36.9    1.00
03/28/1959 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              220-Yard Freestyle                   2:18     
            1960 Season
01/13/1960 GEORGIA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      52.2    5.00
01/16/1960 GEORGIA TECH                   220-Yard Freestyle              2              3.00
02/01/1960 SEWANEE                        440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:47.8    5.00
02/04/1960 MIAMI OF OHIO                  200-Yard Individual Medley      2              3.00
02/04/1960 MIAMI OF OHIO                  100-Yard Freestyle              1      53.5    5.00
02/06/1960 BOWLING GREEN STATE            220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:12.3    5.00
02/06/1960 BOWLING GREEN STATE            200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:36.3    5.00
02/06/1960 BOWLING GREEN STATE            440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:49.8    5.00
02/19/1960 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:17.7    5.00
02/19/1960 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      53.6    5.00
02/26/1960 GEORGIA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      51.9    5.00
02/27/1960 GEORGIA AAU                    220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:15.4    5.00
02/27/1960 GEORGIA AAU                    200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:21.1    5.00
02/27/1960 GEORGIA AAU                    440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:50.2    5.00
03/01/1960 EAST CAROLINA                  440-Yard Freestyle              1    4:37.3    5.00
03/12/1960 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:18.5    5.00
03/12/1960 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:07.7    5.00
03/19/1960 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        100-Yard Butterfly              1      56.9    6.00
03/19/1960 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        400-Yard Freestyle              1    4:19.0    6.00
03/19/1960 FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:24.0    6.00
03/25/1960 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS             220-Yard Freestyle             18             
03/26/1960 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS             440-Yard Freestyle             20    4:44.4   
            1961 Season
01/11/1961 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:09.0    5.00
01/11/1961 GEORGIA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      51.9    5.00
02/02/1961 SOUTHERN METHODIST             200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:08.4    5.00
02/02/1961 SOUTHERN METHODIST             100-Yard Freestyle              1      51.2    5.00
02/03/1961 TEXAS A&M                      100-Yard Individual Medley      1    1:25.5    5.00
02/03/1961 TEXAS A&M                      100-Yard Freestyle              1      53.3    5.00
02/10/1961 SEWANEE                        200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:08.2    5.00
02/17/1961 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:09.3    5.00
02/17/1961 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      51.4    5.00
02/23/1961 GEORGIA TECH                   200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:10.2    5.00
02/24/1961 GEORGIA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:00.6    5.00
02/25/1961 GEORGIA AAU                    200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:11.0    5.00
02/25/1961 GEORGIA AAU                    200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:09.2    5.00
02/28/1961 EAST CAROLINA                  220-Yard Freestyle              1    2:06.4    5.00
03/11/1961 FLORIDA                        200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:15.3    5.00
03/18/1961 FLORIDA COLLEGIATE INVITE      200-Yard Individual Medley      1    2:12.0    6.00
03/18/1961 FLORIDA COLLEGIATE INVITE      100-Yard Butterfly              1      56.4    6.00
03/18/1961 FLORIDA COLLEGIATE INVITE      200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:11.7    6.00
03/24/1961 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              200-Yard Butterfly             10    2:07.3   
03/25/1961 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              100-Yard Butterfly              6      54.3    1.00
03/25/1961 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              200-Yard Individual Medley      8    2:07.6