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Gators Finish As #4 NCAA Athletics Program For 2014-15

23 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

Tuesday June 23, 2015
Gator Athletics Program Finishes Fourth in the Nation
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thirteen top-10 finishes in national championship action – including a pair of NCAA titles - led the University of Florida athletics program to its seventh-consecutive top four-finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.

2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

Rank - School - Points
1. Stanford 1482.00
2. UCLA 1236.00
3. Southern California 1209.00
4. FLORIDA 1188.50
5. North Carolina 1152.00
6. Virginia 1054.50^
7. Ohio State 1058.50
8. Penn State 1050.75
9. Texas 1056.75
10. Florida State 1000.50

^Baseball  points to be added – either 90 or 100

Florida is the only program to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 32 national all-sports standings.

Florida’s 13 top-10 national team finishes equals the second-highest in school history. At least 10 Gator teams have turned in top-10 finishes in each of the last 14 seasons. The program’s record of 14 top-10 finishes came in 2009-10.

Florida’s Top-10 Finishers:

Gymnastics and softball repeated as NCAA champions in 2015. The gymnastics title was the third consecutive for the Gators, as its 0.05 winning margin equaled the slenderest in the meet’s 34-year history. Softball took its second straight Women’s College World Series title. The Gators are the first in the 11-year history of the WCWS Championship Series format to claim the title by winning Games 1 and 3.

The complete list of Florida's 2014-15 top-10 teams includes:

· Gymnastics (No. 1)

· Softball (No. 1)

· Men’s Indoor Track & Field (No. 2)

· Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (No. 2)

· Baseball (No. T-3)

· Women’s Indoor Track & Field (No. 4)

· Men’s Swimming & Diving (No. 5)

· Soccer (No. T-5)

· Women’s Tennis (No. T-5)

· Volleyball (No. T-5)

· Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (No. 8)

· Women’s Swimming & Diving (No. 9)

· Lacrosse (No. T-9)

About The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, presented annually by the nation’s athletics directors, recognizes the schools with the best overall sports performances in an academic year. Points are awarded based on finishes and participation in 20 NCAA Division I sports. Stanford received its 21st consecutive Directors’ Cup at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention earlier this month.

UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley says:

“There were so many great performances by the Gators this season. Gymnastics and softball repeated as national champions and many other Florida teams were challenging for the top spot. Competing at this level is the result of hard work and effort by the Gators and their coaches. We certainly appreciate the passion and teamwork displayed by the Gators throughout this season.”



2 More Gators Earn 1st NBA Championship Rings

16 June 2015 - 10:07 PM

So with Golden State winning the 2015 title, David Lee and Marreese Speights get their first championship rings. In Speights' case he becomes the 2nd Gator to win both an NCAA ring (2007) and an NBA ring (2015). Corey Brewer is the other, with 2 NCAA rings (2006, 2007) and an NBA ring with Dallas in 2011.

All Gators with an NBA ring...

Vernon Maxwell - Houston Rockets - 1994, 1995
Jason Williams - Miami Heat - 2006
Udonis Haslem - Miami Heat - 2006, 2012, 2013
Matt Bonner - San Antonio Spurs - 2007, 2014
Corey Brewer - Dallas Mavericks - 2011
Mike Miller - Miami Heat - 2012, 2013
David Lee - Golden State Warriors - 2015
Marreese Speights - Golden State Warriors - 2015

Gator Gals Go Back-2-Back, Win 2015 WCWS

03 June 2015 - 08:39 PM

over Michigan, 3-2, 0-1, and 4-1. Haeger was a warrior, throwing 186 pitches over the last 2 nights.

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Gators Win 2014-15 SEC All-Sports Trophy

18 May 2015 - 04:15 PM

UF wins GateHouse All-Sports Trophy

By Pat Dooley
Staff writer

Published: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.

Last Modified: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:34 p.m.

In one of the closest races in the history of the award, the conference title won by the Florida men's outdoor track and field team Saturday night pushed the Gators to another SEC All-Sports Trophy.

Florida and Texas A&M traded the lead back-and-forth all year, but Florida finished strong in track and field as well as baseball to finish with a score of .7572 to A&M's .7475.

The trophy, presented this year by GateHouse Media for the first time, honors the athletic program that has the best overall showing in all sports sponsored by the conference.

“It's always exciting to win the trophy,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. “We knew it was close and it was going to take a great finish. It's a tough, tough league and we take a lot of pride in winning it.”

The scores are computed by taking the points earned in each sport and dividing them by the number of teams participating in those sports. The points each team receives depends on the number of teams participating in that sport.

Florida won six SEC titles this season — men's indoor track, men's outdoor track, volleyball, men's swimming, women's tennis and softball. Florida also won the Big East in lacrosse, which does not count toward the award.

The Gators pulled out the victory despite subpar seasons in the two biggest revenue sports, football and men's basketball.

It was the 25th All-Sports Trophy won by Florida. The Gators won 14 straight before Georgia won in 2005-06. Florida has won every trophy since, but this one came down to Mouse Holloway's track and field team. That title won by the men was the 125th of Foley's career.

“Baseball did a great job and then track was the exclamation point,” Foley said. “Mouse has a way of doing that.”

Florida won despite not winning either the men's or women's competition. The Gator men finished second behind LSU, which won its first men's title since 1996-97. The women finished second to A&M, which won for the first time since joining the league three years ago.

The trophy was first given out by the SEC in 1983-84 and the league continued to award a trophy until 1994. The New York Times Newspaper Group took over the award in 1995 and continued until 2012 when Halifax Media Group began giving the award. This is the first year for GateHouse, which owns The Sun as well as dozens of other publications around the country.


Monday May 18, 2015

Florida Takes GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports Title

Florida claimed its 25th Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy in 2014-15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A league-high six team titles led the University of Florida athletics program to its 25th overall Southeastern Conference All-Sports trophy in 2014-15. Florida wins the overall title for the ninth consecutive year in the 2014-15 GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports rankings.

The determination of the SEC All-Sports standings came Saturday when the final league championships for 2014-15 were awarded for regular-season baseball and for outdoor track & field.

Florida was second in both the men’s and women’s final standings. Texas A&M won its first women’s SEC All-Sports title since joining the league for the 2012-13 season. LSU took the men’s SEC All-Sports title – its first since 1996-97.

Did You Know?
·      Florida’s 224 all-time league team titles are the most in the SEC. In the last 10 seasons, UF leads the league with 56 titles.

Florida’s 2014-15 SEC titles:
The Gators led the SEC in 2014-15 with six league team titles:

· Softball

· Men’s swimming & diving

· Women’s tennis

· Men’s indoor track & field

· Men’s outdoor track & field

· Volleyball

One other Florida sport claimed a league crown in 2015 as the Gator lacrosse team won the BIG EAST title in their first season in the conference.


They may be calling it the Gatehouse SEC All-Sports Trophy, but at this point they might as well just name it the GatorHouse Trophy. ;)

UF SEC All-Sport Trophy Finishes
1973-74 - 3rd
1974-75 - 3rd
1975-76 - 4th
1976-77 - 2nd
1977-78 - 2nd
1978-79 - 3rd
1979-80 - 7th
1980-81 - 4th
1981-82 - 4th
1982-83 - 4th
1983-84 - 2nd
1984-85 - 2nd
1985-86 - 3rd
1986-87 - 3rd
1987-88 - 1st
1988-89 - 1st
1989-90 - 4th
1990-91 - 2nd
1991-92 - 1st - Jeremy Foley is promoted to Athletics Director.
1992-93 - 1st
1993-94 - 1st
1994-95 - 1st
1995-96 - 1st
1996-97 - 1st
1997-98 - 1st
1998-99 - 1st
1999-00 - 1st
2000-01 - 1st
2001-02 - 1st
2002-03 - 1st
2003-04 - 1st
2004-05 - 1st
2005-06 - 2nd
2006-07 - 1st
2007-08 - 1st
2008-09 - 1st
2009-10 - 1st
2010-11 - 1st
2011-12 - 1st
2012-13 - 1st
2013-14 - 1st
2014-15 - 1st