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2002-03 UF Athletics Year in Review

2002-03 In a Nutshell...

  • The University of Florida athletics program finished seventh in the 2002-03 NACDA Directors' Cup standings, making the 20th consecutive year the Gator program has ranked among the nation's top 10 in all-sports rankings.
  • For an unprecedented seventh time, the University of Florida completed a sweep of all three Southeastern Conference All-Sports titles, capturing the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group SEC All-Sports title as well as finishing first in this year's men's and women's all-sports competition. Prior to 1992, no school in SEC history had ever won both the men's and women's all-sports titles in the same academic year. Florida became the first to win all three in 1992 and has repeated the feat in 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
  • Florida won five Southeastern Conference titles in 2002-03 to raise its total to 51 since the 1993-94 academic year, the most by any conference school during the 10-year time span. The Gators won SEC titles in volleyball, women's track and field, both men's and women's tennis and in men's golf.
  • Florida was also successful away from the athletic arena in 2002-03, earning a league record 193 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades. Four UF student-athletes also earned spots on Verizon Academic All-America teams in 2002-03, giving the Gators 50 Academic All-Americans since 1992, the fourth highest total among Division 1 schools during that span.
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