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Chomping at Bits: University of Florida opening renovated Hawkins Center at Farrior Hall

The academic and personal support center for student-athletes underwent a $25 million renovation.

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UF to open Otis P. Hawkins Center for Academic and Personal Excellence at Farrior Hall: The center opens today after a $25 million renovation project. The center is utilized for advising, tutoring, and as a support space for student-athletes. A ribbon cutting will be held today with UF President Kent Fuchs, AD Jeremy Foley, and members of the Farrior family. Kevin Carter will emcee a dedication ceremony following that. (Denver Parler, Florida GatorsJeanna Thomas, SEC Country)

Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel qualify for 2016 Summer Olympics: Dwyer qualified for the men's 400 freestyle, finishing in second place with a career best time. Beisel qualified in the women's 400 IM, also finishing second. Eight other Gator swimmers have already qualified for the Olympics in their countries' trials. Today is day two of the trials, and Florida has swimmers scheduled for every event except the women's 100 breaststroke. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

Florida defensive line has a chance to be among the strongest in the SEC: If it stays healthy. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Track and field athletes Kyra Jefferson and Robin Reynolds named Academic All-Americans: It is the first time that UF's women have multiple Academic All-Americans in the same year. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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