Gators rack up five titles over the weekend

By Adam Silverstein
April 17, 2011

The weekend of April 15-17, 2011 was a good one for the Florida Gators as University of Florida student-athletes brought home five separate titles for the school.

No. 3/5 Gators men’s golf won the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championship, leading after every single round of the event. Florida finished with a combined 848 (+8), five strokes ahead of second-place Alabama to win the school’s 200th all-time SEC title.

Competing for the Gators in the event, redshirt senior golfer Andres Echavarria also won the 2011 SEC Men’s Individual Championship with a three-round total of 209 (-1).

With No. 7 Florida gymnastics failing to advance to the 2011 NCAA Super Six, the team had three student-athletes competing individually. One came through as sophomore Marissa King claimed the 2011 NCAA Championship in the vault on Sunday. King scored a 9.8750 in the vault and became UF’s first NCAA event winner since 1998.

Two other Gators teams clinched outright conference titles over the weekend.

No. 5/6 Florida lacrosse (14-1, 5-0 ALC) defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores (7-7, 1-4 ALC) 8-7 Sunday to continue a 14-game winning streak and take sole possession of the regular season 2011 ALC Championship. No. 1 Gators women’s tennis (22-1, 11-0 SEC) followed suit, shutting out the South Carolina Gamecocks (12-9, 4-7 SEC) 7-0 on Saturday to go undefeated in conference play and capture the 2011 SEC title.

Photo Credit: Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun


  1. GatorCooken says:

    It never gets old to say:

    It’s great to be a Florida Gator!

    p.s. Adam, sorry bout your Knicks, rough loss.

  2. Ken (CA) says:

    Adam – the regular season for lacrosse isn’t over yet. They still have Cornell on May 1. Only the conference schedule has completed…

  3. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Wow – the last 5 years have been an amazing run in UF athletics. Jeremy Foley has certainly established a standard of excellence as AD. When they write the text on being a good AD and developing quality athletic programs across the spectrum of college athletic competition, the photo and caption will be: “Jeremy Foley -University of Florida”. What’s next? Maybe since the IOC decertified Women’s softball, we can add another Olympic sport to recruit more world class athletes. My personal choice would be ice hockey, but the infrastructure would be very expensive….

  4. SaraGator says:

    Gators are racking up the trophies! This proves Foley is the best AD in the country.

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