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Tuesday May 19, 2009Florida Sweeps NY Times Regional Newspaper Group Southeastern Conference All-Sports Title

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida swept the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group's Southeastern Conference All-Sports competition in 2008-09, taking the overall, menís and womenís titles. It is the ninth sweep for the Gator athletics program and UF is the only school to collect all three titles in a single season.

 

The overall SEC All-Sports title is the 19th for Florida, while the Gator program also earned its 16th women's and 13th menís titles.

 

The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, which includes 14 newspapers throughout the Southeastern United States, awards trophies to the league school which captures each of those three all-sports titles. A first-place SEC finish is worth 12 points, second is given 11 points, and so on. 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. A school's point total is divided by the number of sports it fields to arrive at the average. 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.

 

Florida won six regular-season SEC Championships in 2008-09 to raise its total to 44 since the 1999-00 academic year, the most by any conference school during the 10-year span. The Gators took the SEC crown in football, soccer, softball, women's swimming & diving, women's outdoor track & field and volleyball.

 

Did You KnowÖ

          Florida has claimed 186 Southeastern Conference team titles in its history, the most in the SEC. In the last 10 seasons, UF leads the league with 44 titles.

 

          Florida won a league-high six SEC titles in 2008-09. Arkansas was second with three titles.

 

          Florida owns 19 Overall SEC All-Sports trophies. The first came in 1987-88.

 

          Florida is the only league program to collect all three titles (overall, menís and womenís) in a single season.

Florida finished this year with total 162.50 points in 16 sports to win the overall all-sports title with an average of 10.16 points. Georgia was second with an average of 8.34 points in 16 sports.

 

The Florida women stayed on top for the third consecutive year with an average of 10.28 points (92.5 points in nine sports). Tennessee was second with 72.50 points (9.06 average for eight sports).

 

In menís competition, the Gators tallied 70 points for an average of 10.00 points in its seven sports. The LSU men's program was second with its seven sport average of 8.21.

 

UF is hopeful of finishing among the nation's top 10 most successful overall athletic programs for the 26th consecutive year when final national all-sports rankings are released June 26. Florida and UCLA are the only two schools in the country to finish among the nation's top 10 overall most successful athletic programs each year since 1983.

 

Overall All-Sports Standings 

Place

School

Points

Sports

Average

1

Florida

162.50

16.00

10.16

2

Georgia

133.50

16.00

8.34

3

LSU

130.50

16.00

8.16

4

Tennessee

119.50

15.00

7.97

5

Auburn

115.00

16.00

7.19

6

Alabama

111.50

16.00

6.97

7

Arkansas

100.00

15.00

6.67

8

South Carolina

95.00

15.00

6.33

9

Mississippi

77.50

13.00

5.96

10

Kentucky

81.00

16.00

5.06

11

Vanderbilt

51.00

13.00

3.92

12

Miss. State

40.00

13.00

3.08

 

 

 

 

 

Men

 

 

 

 

Place

School

Points

Sports

Average

1

Florida

70.00

7.00

10.00

2

LSU

57.50

7.00

8.21

3

Georgia

57.00

7.00

8.14

4

South Carolina

53.00

7.00

7.57

5

Mississippi

43.00

6.00

7.17

6

Alabama

50.00

7.00

7.14

7

Tennessee

47.00

7.00

6.71

8

Auburn

43.00

7.00

6.14

9

Arkansas

35.00

6.00

5.83

10

Kentucky

36.00

7.00

5.14

11

Vanderbilt

23.00

6.00

3.83

12

Miss. State

21.50

6.00

3.58

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

 

 

Place

School

Points

Sports

Average

1

Florida

92.50

9.00

10.28

2

Tennessee

72.50

8.00

9.06

3

Georgia

76.50

9.00

8.50

4

LSU

73.00

9.00

8.11

5

Auburn

72.00

9.00

8.00

6

Arkansas

65.00

9.00

7.22

7

Alabama

61.50

9.00

6.83

8

South Carolina

42.00

8.00

5.25

9

Kentucky

45.00

9.00

5.00

10

Mississippi

34.50

7.00

4.93

11

Vanderbilt

28.00

7.00

4.00

12

Miss. State

18.50

7.00

2.64

 

University of Florida Annual Finishes in the Southeastern Conference All-Sports Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Men (Avg.)

Women (Avg.)

Overall (Avg.)

# of SEC Team Titles

SEC Titles

 

 

 

 

1973-74

3rd

---

---

1

MGolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974-75

3rd

---

---

3

MGolf

MTen

MIT&F

 

 

 

 

 

1975-76

4th

---

---

1

MIT&F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976-77

2nd

---

---

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977-78

2nd

---

---

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978-79

3rd

---

---

1

MS&D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979-80

7th

---

---

2

MS&D

WTen

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980-81

4th

---

---

5

Base

WGolf

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

 

 

 

1981-82

4th

---

---

5

Base

Gym

WGolf

WS&D

WTen

 

 

 

1982-83

4th

---

---

3

Gym

MS&D

WS&D

 

 

 

 

 

1983-84

3rd

2nd

2nd

6

Base

WGolf

Gym

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

 

 

1984-85

4th

1st

2nd

5

WXC

MGolf

Gym

MS&D

WTen

 

 

 

1985-86

6th

2nd

3rd

4

WGolf

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

 

 

 

 

1986-87

3rd

2nd

3rd

6

MXC

WGolf

WS&D

WTen

MIT&F

MOT&F

 

 

1987-88

2nd

1st

T1st

5

Base

MXC

WS&D

WTen

MIT&F

 

 

 

1988-89

2nd

1st

1st

4

MBktbl

MGlf

Gym

WS&D

 

 

 

 

1989-90

6th

3rd

4th

4

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

WIT&F

 

 

 

 

1990-91

2nd

2nd

2nd

5

MGolf

WGolf

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

 

 

 

1991-92

1st

1st

1st

8

Football

MGolf

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

WIT&F

WOT&F

VB

1992-93

1st

1st

1st

5

MGolf

MS&D

WS&D

WTen

VB

 

 

 

1993-94

1st

2nd

1st

5

Football

MGolf

WS&D

MTen

VB

 

 

 

1994-95

2nd (8.57)

1st (10.57)

1st  (9.57)

5

Football

WGolf

WS&D

WTen

VB

 

 

 

1995-96

1st (8.79)

1st (10.06)

1st (9.47)

5

Base

Football

WS&D

WTen

VB

 

 

 

1996-97

3rd (7.79)

1st (10.61)

1st (9.38)

7

WXC

Football

Soc

WTen

WIT&F

WOT&F

VB

 

1997-98

1st (8.43)

1st (10.61)

1st (9.66)

7

Base

WXC

Soc

Soft

WTen

WOT&F

VB

 

1998-99

1st (9.29)

2nd (8.78)

1st (9.00)

4

MGolf

Soc

WTen

VB

 

 

 

 

1999-00

1st (9.57)

1st (9.50)

1st (9.53)

4

MBktbl

Soc

MTen

VB

 

 

 

 

2000-01

3rd (9.14)

1st (10.33)

1st (9.81)

5

MBktbl

Football

Soc

WTen

VB

 

 

 

2001-02

1st (10.07)

1st (9.78)

1st  (9.91)

4

Soc

WS&D

WIT&F

VB

 

 

 

 

2002-03

1st (10.00)

1st (9.56)

1st (9.75)

5

MGolf

MTen

WTen

WOT&F

VB

 

 

 

2003-04

1st  (10.00)

2nd (9.33)

1st (9.63)

4

WTen

MIT&F

WIT&F

VB

 

 

 

 

2004-05

1st (10.29)

3rd (8.56)

1st (9.31)

3

Base

MTen

VB

 

 

 

 

 

2005-06

2nd (8.71)

3rd (8.89)

2nd (9.63)

2

WTen

VB

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006-07

1st (9.71)

1st (9.72)

1st (9.72)

6

MBktbl

Football

Gym

Soc

WTen

VB

 

 

2007-08

2nd (9.07)

1st (10.67)

1st (9.97)

5

WGolf

Soc

Soft

WTen

VB

 

 

 

2008-09

1st (10.00)

1st (10.28)

1st (10.16)

6

Football

Soc

Soft

WS&D

WOT&F

VB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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