Roger Slater
Roger Slater
Full Name:  Roger Slater


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
48-49 D                 So   *   Akron, OH                       
49-50 D                 Jr   *   Akron, OH                       
50-51 D                 Sr   *   Akron, OH                       


Awards
Swimming & Diving
Year  Award
1951  NCAA Championships - One-Meter Diving (6th)
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1994
Few athletes have had as stored and successful a career at Florida State and beyond than Roger Slater. A diver and swimmer in the Navy, Slater was recruited by FSU Coach Bim Stults in 1948 and become a one-man swimming gold mine.

Roger won All-State low board diving honors three straight years and was an All-American swimmer and boxing champion in high school. Slater came to Florida State where he became famous for his half-gainer twist with a layout, and forward one-and-one half somersault pike with a full twist. So dominant was Slater that he finished his intercollegiate career undefeated. In 1951, Slater became FSU's first All-American in any sport earning the title in one-meter diving.

Slater excelled academically as well, completing his pre-med degree in just three years. After attending Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Slater now lives in Blythe, California where he has practiced medicine for 34 years.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1949 Season
01/22/1949 MIAMI                          Diving                          1              5.00
01/27/1949 EMORY                          Diving                          1              5.00
01/28/1949 GEORGIA                        Diving                          3              1.00
02/12/1949 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/26/1949 EMORY                          Diving                          2              3.00
03/02/1949 MIAMI                          Diving                          1              5.00
03/05/1949 SOUTHEASTERN AAU               One-Meter Diving                2              4.00
04/06/1949 PENSACOLA NAS                  Diving                          1              5.00
            1950 Season
01/28/1950 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/04/1950 MIAMI                          Diving                          1              5.00
02/09/1950 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1              5.00
02/11/1950 GEORGIA TECH                   Diving                          1              5.00
02/24/1950 MIAMI                          Diving                          1    377.00    5.00
03/04/1950 SOUTHEASTERN AAU               Diving                          1              5.00
03/11/1950 PENSACOLA NAS                  Diving                          1    353.50    5.00
            1951 Season
01/18/1951 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1    133.40    5.00
01/20/1951 PENSACOLA NAS                  Diving                          2     95.10    3.00
01/27/1951 GEORGIA                        Diving                          1    117.00    5.00
02/17/1951 MIAMI                          Diving                          1     91.90    5.00
03/03/1951 SOUTHEASTERN AAU CHAMPIONSHIPS Diving                          1              5.00
03/10/1951 FLORIDA AAU CHAMPIONSHIPS      Diving                          1              5.00
03/31/1951 NCAA                           One-Meter Diving                6              1.00
03/31/1951 NCAA                           Three-Meter Diving             10