2005-06 UF Athletics Year in Review
2005-06 In a Nutshell...
- A men's basketball national title and a runner-up finish by the men's golf team paced the University of Florida athletics program to a fifth-place finish overall in the 2005-06 Sports Academy Directors' Cup competition. The national all-sports competition award is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), United States Sports Academy and USA Today. The finish marks Florida's 23rd consecutive position among the nation's top-10 programs. Florida and UCLA are the only schools to finish in the top 10 in national all-sports rankings every year since 1983-84.
- Florida’s finish in the Director’s Cup standings (fifth) was the highest by any school in the SEC and the first top-five finish by the Gators since 2001-02.
- A total of 10 Gator athletic teams finished in the top 10 of their respective sports, including six finishes in the top five. Florida won two SEC Championships in 2005-06, to raise its total to 45 since the 1996-97 academic year, the most by any conference school during the 10-year span. The Gators won the SEC title in volleyball and women's tennis.
- Florida was also successful away from the athletic arena in 2005-06, as the Gators had 186 SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. The total ranks as the second- highest in school history.
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