Florida Takes GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports Title
From University Athletic Association
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:
- Men’s swimming & diving
- Women’s tennis
- Men’s indoor track & field
- Men’s outdoor track & field
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.
SEC Athletes of the Year:
Six Gators picked up SEC Athletes of the Year honors so far in 2014-15:
|Brooke Austin||Tennis Player of the Year|
|Kytra Hunter||Gymnast of the Year|
|Kelsey Stewart||Softball Player of the Year|
|Lauren Haeger||Softball Pitcher of the Year|
|Marquis Dendy||Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year|
|Alex Holston||Volleyball Player of the Year|
Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley says:
“The SEC is such a challenging league, with so many teams across all the sports ranking among the nation’s best. This overall Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy is the result of so much hard work and effort by all of our student-athletes and coaches.”
University of Florida Athletics Director
How is the GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles figured?
Points are awarded based on the number of competing teams in a sport (e.g. – 14 teams compete in SEC baseball, giving the winner 14 points, second gets 13, etc. Four teams compete in equestrian, awarding four points to the winner). A program’s points total is divided by the total number of teams competing in the sports the school fields and that quotient ranks the teams in the final GateHouse Media standings. The sports of cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field are combined. A program’s outdoor track finish makes up half, while the remaining two quarters are based on the cross country and indoor finishes.
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