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Chomping at Bits: Florida's Bridget Sloan named 2016 SEC Female Athlete of the Year

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Sloan is the third consecutive Gator to earn that award.

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Bridget Sloan named 2016 SEC Female Athlete of the Year: Sloan, the 2016 Honda Award winner for top collegiate gymnast, was the only gymnast in the nation to earn All-America honors in each event of the regular-season, was named SEC Gymnast of the Week six times this season, and was one of only six gymnasts in the nation to post an all-around total of 39.70 or better in 2016 (and was the only one to do it twice). She led the Gators with 27 event titles. (Mary Howard, Florida GatorsRobbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Nine Gators advance at Olympic track and field trials: The current and former Gators advanced to either the semifinals or final of their respective events. The trials will continue through Sunday. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Incoming Florida freshman Noah Lyles:

Johnny Townsend named to 2016 Ray Guy Award preseason watch list: The award is presented annually to the nation's best collegiate punter. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

Power 5 conferences propose new NCAA rules on student-athlete time commitments: The proposal aims to provide student-athletes with an additional 21 days free of athletic requirements during the academic year. The proposal will be submitted to the NCAA for voter approval at their annual convention in January. (Nick Cole, SEC Country)

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