University Athletic Association Overview & History
UF's National Championship Teams
|Men's Golf||1968||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Golf||1973||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Swimming||1979||AIAW Championship|
|Women's Swimming||1982||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Swimming||1983||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Swimming||1984||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Golf||1985||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Golf||1986||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Track||1992||NCAA Indoor Championship|
|Women's Tennis||1992||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Golf||1993||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Tennis||1996||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Tennis||1998||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Golf||2001||NCAA Championship|
|Women's Tennis||2003||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Basketball||2006||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Basketball||2007||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Track & Field||2010||NCAA Indoor Championship|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||2010||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||2011||NCAA Indoor Championship|
|Women's Tennis||2011||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||2012||NCAA Indoor Championship|
|Women's Tennis||2012||NCAA Championship|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||2012||NCAA Outdoor Championship|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||2013||NCAA Outdoor Championship|
Individual National Champions
|Sport||National Champion Athletes||National Titles|
|Men's Golf (list)||2||2|
|Women's Golf (list)||1||1|
|Men's Swimming & Diving (list)||36||43 (33 Events, 10 Relays)|
|Women's Swimming & Diving (list)||56||104 (80 Events, 24 Relays)|
|Men's Tennis (list)||3||3 (2 Singles, 1 Doubles)|
|Women's Tennis (list)||9||8(4 Singles, 4 Doubles)|
|Men's Track (list)||54||56 (43 events, 13 relays)|
|Women's Track (list)||22||34 (30 Events, 4 Relays)|
UF Southeastern Conference Championships by Sport
|Men's Cross Country||3|
|Women's Cross Country||6|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||17|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||35|
|Women's Indoor Track & Field||8|
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||5|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||6|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||4|
* Sport not offered at varsity level after 1979 season.
Did you Know... UF’s 218 SEC Championships is the most in league history.
American Lacrosse Conference Championships
UF Annual Finishes in the Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy
|Year||Men (Avg.)||Women (Avg.)||Overall (Avg.)|
The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group took over coordination of the SEC All-Sports rankings in 1994-95. Prior to that, the league tabulated the SEC All-Sports totals.
Few schools in the country can match the rich Olympic tradition the University of Florida boasts. Since 1968, 163 Gators have represented 37 countries in 18 Olympiads, former and current Gator athletes have laid claim to 109 medals, including 50 golds. A total of 35 current and former UF athletes represented 17 countries in London at the 2012 Olympics and took home 18 medals, including six gold. If the Gator Nation was a nation recognized by the International Olympic Committee, it would have finished 10th for total medals earned in the 2012 Games.
The Office of Student Life
Recognizing that student-athletes face unique pressures, the University of Florida Athletic Department instituted the Office of Student Life in 1979. The award-winning program of personalized, professional guidance in numerous areas on a day-to-day basis has become a leader in student-athlete services, while also demonstrating UF's commitment to the "total development" philosophy for UF student-athletes.
OSL staff responsibilities include: orientation to college life, academic advisement, tutorial services, personal counseling and referral, study skills, career exploration and development, personal development, life management skills, community service and leadership training.
The University of Florida Athletic Association has a comprehensive substance abuse program and gambling awareness education program for all student athletes. In October 1998, the Office of Student Life was one of eight Division I programs to win the Program of Excellence for Life Skills Award, honoring excellence in academics and life skills program.
University of Florida student-athletes, coaches and administrators have become a fixture in the Gainesville community and beyond, donating their time and effort to a number of community-related endeavors. The "Goodwill Gators" program was recognized by the National Consortium of Academics and Sports and received the 1998 Outreach and Service Award. In the 2013-14 season, 345 student-athletes participated in 4,034 hours of community service, partnering with 25 local schools, 12 civic organizations and 20 non-profit organizations.
Professional Sports Counseling Panel
Formed in 1985, the University of Florida Professional Sports Counseling Panel assists Gator student-athletes in evaluating individual professional potential, provides assistance in selecting professional representation and prepares student-athletes for a professional career in sports. The panel, which is authorized by the NCAA, is comprised of three president-appointed members. Florida's panel has been selected as a model panel for other universities to follow.
Florida funds the maximum number of scholarships allowed by the NCAA for each of its 11 women's sports, totaling 115 scholarships for the 2014-15 season.
Florida has claimed a total of 14 NCAA women's team titles and leads the league with 111 Southeastern Conference crowns.
In addition to first-class facilities, priority and commitment are given to Gator student-athletes by a renowned training, sports medicine, and strength and conditioning staff that has become a standard to which other schools are comparing their program. Every aspect of modern mass communications is also present at the University of Florida, bringing optimal recognition to its programs, coaches and student-athletes.
Board of Directors
|Christina Bonarrigo||Student Rep.|
|Mr. Gary Condron||Alumni Rep.||UAA Treasurer|
|Dr. Dan Connaughton||Faculty Rep.|
|Mr. James W. Heavener||BOT Rep|
|Mr. Brad deBorde||Student Rep.|
|Mr. Andy Fawbush||Alumni Rep||UAA Board President|
|Mr. J. Rex Farrior III||Gator Booster President|
|Dr. Joe Glover||Sr. Univ. Admin.||UF Provost & Sr. VP|
|Former Booster President|
|Dr. Bernie Machen||UF President|
|Dr. Andrew McCollough||Chair – IAC||UAA Secretary|
|Mr. Steve Nouss||Nat. Alumni Rep.||UAA Vice President|
|Dr. Win Phillips||Sr. Univ. Admin.|
|Dr. Michael Sagas||Faculty Athletic Rep.|
|Dr. Christine Schmidt||Faculty|
|Ms. Lynda Tealer||Exec. Associate AD,
Sr. Women’s Admin.
In an era when the NCAA estimates 70 percent of Division I schools are losing money on intercollegiate athletics, the Gator athletic program continued to have an impact in regard to University academic programs. Since 1990, the University Athletic Association has contributed more than $79.5 million to the University to fund academic endeavors.
Since 1992, UF has honored 100 Academic All-Americans to rank fourth among all Division I colleges and overall UF student-athletes have picked up 128 Academic All-Americans. Five Gators have been selected to the Capital One Academic All-American Hall of Fame, the second best total in the nation, while Gator student-athletes have earned NCAA post-graduate scholarships 53 times. UF is the only SEC school to place 100 or more student-athletes on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll each of the last 17 years. In 2013-14, 184 UF student-athletes earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. UF set its school record with 193 SEC Academic Honor Roll members in 2002-03.
NCAA Certification and Compliance
The University of Florida is a national leader in the area of athletic compliance and institutional control by developing one of the most comprehensive compliance programs involving coaches, student-athletes, athletic administration, university administration, alumni, boosters and fans. The University of Florida has completed a campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The program, the first to focus solely on certification of athletics programs, addressed academic and financial integrity, rules compliance, as well as a commitment to equity.
Florida facilities are among the best in the nation. Since 1985 there have been more than $235.5 million in capital improvements. The project lists includes two major expansions of the football stadium, a multipurpose athletic fieldhouse, new facilities for tennis, track & field, soccer, baseball, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming and lacrosse.
The lacrosse facility, which was completed in the fall of 2009, includes a 1,500 seat-stadium, fields for play (lacrosse) and practice (soccer and lacrosse) plus locker rooms. A $1.6 million indoor tennis facility opened in the fall of 2013. The gymnastics practice facility, which opened for the 2013 season, was renovated and expanded at a cost of $4.4 million.
Gator Boosters, Inc.
More than 13,500 boosters raise more than $40 million annually to support athletic scholarships and capital improvements. There are over 725 Bull Gators, individuals who contribute $15,000 or more annually. Gator Boosters Inc. is chaired by the University of Florida President and served by a 80-member volunteer Board of Directors.