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Wednesday April 17, 2013Gators Celebrate 2012-13 at Postseason Banquet

Gainesville, Fla.

Nearly 200 fans, friends and family members gathered the Gator Room to celebrate the 2012-13 season with the Gators on Wednesday evening.


Florida compiled a 22-15 overall record and advanced to the semifinal of the WNIT, just the second time in program the Gators advanced to that stage of a national postseason event.


A number of individual awards were presented to the Gators, who voted for the most deserving member of the squad for each non-statistical honor.



2012-13 Banquet Award Winners

The Dish Award (most assists) - Sydney Moss

Most Improved Player - January Miller

Game Day Brick House Award - Sydney Moss

Practice Brick House Award - Jennifer George

Academic Achievement Award - Lily Svete

Mary Elliott Unsung Hero Award - Carlie Needles

The Charge Award (most charges taken) - Carlie Needles

Most Valuable Player - Jaterra Bonds



Additional Team Honors, Notes & Highlights from the 2012-13 Season

*reached semifinals of a national postseason tournament for the second time in program history (not including eight-team 1985 NWIT)

*recorded 650th win in program history (March 30, 2013 at James Madison)

*reached quarterfinals of a national postseason tournament for the third time in program history (not including eight-team 1985 NWIT)

*reached round of 16 of a national postseason tournament for the fifth time in program history

*Played program-record 37 games (was 35 games in 2010-11)

*Played first-ever game in the month of April

*won 20 games for the 13th time in program history; fourth time under Coach Butler

*won a postseason game for the sixth consecutive year and for the 14th time in 20 postseason trips

*awarded 20th postseason berth in program history, as well as 19th in the last 21 years

*earned sixth consecutive postseason berth

*won an SEC Tournament game for the third consecutive season

*second time in program history two Gators recorded 100 assists in a season (also in 2000-01)

*earned first win at Alabama since Feb. 5, 2009

*earned first win at Auburn since Feb. 29, 2004

*extended overall home winning streak to 15 games, the fourth-longest streak in program history

*won the Gator Holiday Classic (17th time in 21 years a team champion has been crowned)

*allowed Savannah State (Dec. 20) just 13 first half points, tied for the fifth-fewest by an opponent in program history and fewest points since Southern University scored 13 in the second half on Dec. 20, 2009

* advanced to the championship game of the Gator Holiday Classic for the 23rd time, every year of the event

* the 50-point win vs. Savannah State (Dec. 20) was the second-largest margin of victory for Florida under Coach Butler, behind the 57-point win vs. Alabama State (95-38) on Dec. 20, 2010



Additional Individual Honors, Notes & Highlights from the 2012-13 Season

Amanda Butler

*Guided the Gators to their sixth straight postseason appearance; every year during her tenure

*Recorded her 150th career coaching at (Jan. 6 vs. LSU, 77-72)

*Recorded 100th coaching win at UF (Nov. 11 vs. Georgia State, 84-65)


Jaterra Bonds

*SEC Academic Honor Roll

*All-SEC Honorable Mention (media)

*SEC Community Service Team

*set program season-record with 140 made free throws (was 135 by Sha Brooks in 2008-09)

*set program season-record with 1,258 minutes played (was 1,193 by Dana Smith in 1996-97)

*set program season record with 181 free throw attempts (was 171 by Sha Brooks in 2008-09 and Vanessa Hayden in 2003-04)

*set UF season record by a junior games played (37), games started (37), minutes played (1,258), free throws made (140) and free throws attempted (181)

*Scored 1,000th career point (March 8, 2013 vs. Tennessee in SEC Tournament quarterfinal; her 99th career game; 22nd Gator to reach scoring milestone)

*dished 100 assists in a season; 19th time a Gator has done so

*tied UF record by hitting 11-of-11 free throws at Kentucky (Jan. 3)

*made 12 free throws vs. Pacific (Dec. 7), tied for fourth-most in a game in program history

*attempted 15 free throws vs. Pacific (Dec. 7), tied for ninth most in a game in program history

*Team MVP (team award)


Jennifer George

* selected by the Indiana Fever in the third round (33rd overall pick) of the 2013 WNBA Draft (17th different Gator drafted to the U.S. professional women’s basketball league)

*All-SEC Second Team (coaches)

*All-SEC Honorable Mention (media)

*All-SEC Defensive Team (coaches)

*set program record for most games played in a career (was 129 by Tamara Stocks, 2005-09)

*TIED record for most career postseason games played (12) in program history (with Kelly Freeman, 1996-2000)

*in the record book ranked No. 1 with 135 games played, No. 17 with 1,257 points, No. 7 with 915 rebounds, No. 4 with 191 blocked shots, tied for No. 8 with 28 double-doubles, No. 10 with 3,181 minutes played, No. 10 with 418 free throws attempted, No. 13 with 171 steals, No. 13 with a 51.4 field goal percentage (511-994) and No. 16 with 511 made field goals

*one of seven Gators to score 1,000 points and collect 900 rebounds

*tied for ninth-most blocked shots in a season (56 in 2012-13); fourth-most by a Gator senior

*66 steals in 2012-13 ranked as fifth-most by a Gator senior  …

*Became 16th Gator to collect at least 150 career steals (150th came Feb. 17 vs. Georgia)

*Gator Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team

*Naismith Player of the Year Early Season Watch List (1 of 50)

*Senior CLASS Award candidate (1 of 30)

*Preseason First Team All-SEC (Media, 1 of 5)

*Preseason First Team All-SEC College Sports Madness (1 of 5)

*Scored 1,000th career point (Dec. 7, 2012 vs. Pacific; her 109th career game; 21st Gator to reach scoring milestone)

*topped 900-career point plateau (at Florida State, Nov. 15, 2012)

*Brick House Award - Practice (team award)


Kayla Lewis

*SEC Academic Honor Roll


Carlie Needles

*SEC Academic Honor Roll

*South Point Thanksgiving Shootout All-Tournament Team (Las Vegas)

*Set UF record with 9 three-pointers in a game (vs. North Florida, Nov. 19; broke 20-year-old record of 8 set by Bridget Pettis vs. Georgia, 1/20/93)

*Tied for second-most three-pointers in a game in SEC history (9 vs. North Florida, Nov. 19)

*set UF freshman season record for three-pointers made (63) and three-pointers attempted (185) a in a season and ranked No. 4 for minutes played (966)

*Mary Elliott Unsung Hero Award (team award)

*Charge Award (team award)


January Miller

*Most Improved Player Award (team award)


Sydney Moss

*Postseason WNIT All-Tournament Team

*All-SEC Freshman Team (coaches)

*set UF freshman record for field goals attempted (444) in a season and ranked No. 2 for minutes played (1,051)

*dished 100 assists in a season; 18th time a Gator has done so and first time since 2010-11 (Lanita Bartley)

*fifth freshman in Gator history to dish at least 100 assists in a season; first since Brandi McCain (246 in 1998-99)

*Gator Holiday Classic MVP

*SEC Freshman of Week, Dec. 10

*Dished Gator-debut-record 9 assists

*became third Gator freshman to collect at least 10 rebounds in collegiate debut

*Game Day Brick House Award (team award)


Lily Svete

*SEC Academic Honor Roll

*Set UF’s program-record for three-point percentage in a season (40.0 pct, 52-130, in 2012-13)

*Set UF’s season record by a junior for three-point percentage (40.0 pct, 52-130, in 2012-13)

*Academic Achievement Award (team award)





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