Gators win SEC All-Sports Trophy
The Florida athletics program swept the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group's SEC All-Sports competition in 2008-09, taking the overall, men’s and women’s 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 men’s titles.
Florida finished the year with a total of 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.
During the course of the 2008-09 sports seasons, Florida won six regular-season SEC Championships to raise its total to 44 since the 1999-00 academic year, the most by any conference school during that 10-year span. The Gators took the SEC title in football, soccer, softball, women's swimming & diving, women's outdoor track & field and volleyball.
Florida is vying to finish 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 nation to finish among the nation's top 10 overall most successful athletic programs each year since 1983.