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The Florida softball team capped off a great Gator weekend by receiving its 2013 SEC Championship rings.

Monday October 7, 2013Great Gator Weekend: A Recap of UF's Softball Celebrations Oct. 4-6

The Florida softball team capped off a great Gator weekend by receiving its 2013 SEC Championship rings.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With the fall semester under way and another Florida softball season just around the corner, the Gator softball squad took a weekend to reflect on last year’s successes – and those players who have contributed to the success and rise of the Florida softball program – one final time before getting back to work on the diamond to prep for the 2014 season.

 

UF had a jam packed Oct. 4-6 weekend, first welcoming back nearly 40 Gator softball alumni who gathered for a fun scrimmage Friday evening at UF’s Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium before enjoying dinner together afterwards.

UF's alumni gather for a quick picture following Friday's scrimmage at KSP Stadium

 Saturday featured an alumni tailgate where the Gator Diamond Club fired up the grill as alumni decked out in Orange and Blue enjoyed good food and company before heading to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to watch Florida take down Arkansas 30-10 in The Swamp, the first football night game in nearly two years. The victory was the 10th in a row for the Gator football team at home.

 

Halftime of the football game brought an on-field celebration of the 2012-13 softball team for their accomplishments on the softball diamond last spring. The Gators were honored for capturing the program’s fourth SEC Championship and advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City for the fifth time in the last six years. UF turned in a 58-9 record, the most wins in the country.

UF's 2012-13 softball team was honored at halftime of the Florida vs. Arkansas football game

 The celebrating didn’t stop Saturday, as the UF softball team, coaches and support staff gathered Sunday evening for a Champions Dinner in the Gator Room on the University Florida campus for one last hoorah to celebrate UF’s latest league title and trip to the 2013 WCWS. The Gators’ 2013 SEC Championship rings were distributed – and admired at length – to cap off a great Gator weekend for the Florida softball team.

UF's 2013 SEC Championship ring

The 2013 SEC Champions

 The Orange and Blue will continue the fall softball exhibition schedule Sunday, Oct. 20, with a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Georgia Highlands College. Admission is free and all exhibition games will be held at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

 

 

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