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|
UF became the first program in collegiate history to own both the men’s basketball and football national titles in the same calendar year, after capturing crowns in 2006. The men’s basketball team then became the first repeat champions in their sport in 15 years after cutting the nets down again in 2007.
Florida has captured a nation’s leading 17 national championships since 2006 and UF is the only school in the nation to have captured multiple national championships in each of the last six years.
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)||37||44 (34 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)||55||61 (48 events, 13 Relays)|
|Women's Track (list)||28||38 (32 Events, 6 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||36|
|Women's Indoor Track & Field||8|
|Women's Outdoor Track & Field||5|
|Men's Indoor Track & Field||7|
|Men's Outdoor Track & Field||5|
* Sport not offered at varsity level after 1979 season.
Did you Know... UF’s 225 SEC Championships is the most in league history.
Lacrosse Conference Championships
|Lacrosse||5 (4 American Lacrosse Conference / 1 BIG EAST)|
UF Annual Finishes in the Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy
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.
Otis Hawkins Center
Recognizing that student-athletes face unique pressures, the University of Florida Athletic Department instituted the Office of Student Life in 1979. Now the Otis Hawkins Center, 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.
The Hawkins Center 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. Florida student athletes remained involved in the community and beyond. A total of 449 UF student athletes participated in 4,365 hours of community service in 2014-15, partnering with 23 schools, 10 civic organizations and 22 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
|Mr. Gary Condron||Alumni Rep.||UAA Treasurer|
|Dr. Dan Connaughton||Faculty Rep.|
|Mr. Charles B. Edwards||BOT Rep.|
|Mr. J. Rex Farrior III||Past Gator Booster Pres.|
|Mr. Andy Fawbush||Alumni Rep.||UAA Board President|
|Dr. Kent Fuchs||UF President|
|Mr. Robert H. Gidel||Gator Booster President|
|Dr. Joe Glover||Sr. Univ. Admin., UF Provost & Sr. VP|
|Dr. Charles Lane||Sr. Univ. Admin., UF Sr. VP & COO|
|Dr. Andrew McCollough||Chair – IAC||UAA Secretary|
|Mr. Steve Nouss||Nat. Alumni Rep||UAA Vice President|
|Ms. Joselin Padron-Rasines||Student Rep., Student Body President|
|Dr. Michael Sagas||Faculty Athletic Rep.|
|Dr. Christine Schmidt||Faculty Rep.|
|Ms. Morgan Frazier||Student Rep.|
|Ms. Lynda Tealer||Sr. Women’s Admin., Exec. Associate AD|
Capital One Cup
The Florida athletic program has ranked among the nation’s top 10 for 32-straight years (1983-84 – 2014-15) and among the top five for 17 of the last 24 years, according to national all-sport rankings. Florida was among the nation’s top four schools in each of the last seven years, including three straight runner-up finishes from 2011-12 – 2013-14. Florida was the first school to win the Capital One Cup in both the men’s and the women’s competition since the Cup was introduced in the 2010-11 season. The Gator men’s program won the first two men’s Capital One Cups in 2011 and 2012 and the women captured the 2014 Cup. In the five-year history of the Capital One Cup, Florida is the only program to finish each season in the men’s and women’s top 10.
In an era when the NCAA estimates 90 percent of Division I schools are losing money on intercollegiate athletics, the University of Florida Athletic Association has contributed more than $56.3 million since 2006 to help fund University of Florida 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.
A 1,500 seat-stadium Lacrosse facility - offering fans a great view of this fast-paced sport – was completed prior to the inaugural season in the spring of 2010. Since 2006, UF has invested more than $102 million in capital improvements and another $100 million in capital improvements is currently on the books for three major projects - a complete renovation of the O’Connell Center, upgrading the Academic Advising Center and an indoor football practice facility.
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.
Pension & Investment Committee Meeting
Nov. 12, 2015 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kelly & Ruth Smith Conference Room