Florida Gators clinch GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles

Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley speaks on during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Jim McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida head coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season.

Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley speaks on during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. Jim McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida head coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season.

The Gators received good news over the weekend.

Florida clinched another GateHouse Media Southeastern Conference All-Sports trophy for the 2015-16 academic year. The Gators won all three divisions — overall, men and women.

It’s the 15th time the Gators have taken each of the three titles. Florida is the only school to win all three titles in a single season.

Although Florida has already clinched the trophy, results won’t be final until after the conclusion of the SEC’s regular-season baseball schedule on Saturday, the final league sport to award a title in 2015-16.

“Throughout this season, Gator teams have competed among the nation’s best, as the Southeastern Conference is such a competitive league across all sports,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement. “This sweep of the SEC All-Sports trophies shows the tremendous commitment and drive of our student-athletes and coaches.”

The Gators earned the honor with the help of five SEC titles in gymnastics, soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis. In addition, Florida’s lacrosse team won the Big East title for the second consecutive season.

Here’s how the GateHouse Media SEC All-Sports titles are determined …

“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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