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Chomping at Bits: Delanie Gourley tosses perfect game; Gators pick up pair of wins

Gourley threw Florida’s first perfect game since 2011.

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Delanie Gourley pitches perfect game; Gators defeat Iowa, 8-0: Gourley threw 62 pitches and struck out 12 Hawkeyes in Florida’s first victory of the day yesterday. She threw the sixth perfect game in program history and the first perfect game of her career. Gourley is now the fourth Gator to throw a perfect game. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators; Cassie Amundson, Independent Florida Alligator)

Florida softball routs Long Beach State: Following Gourley’s perfect performance, Kelly Barnhill threw her third individual one-hitter of the season in the Gators’ 17-0 domination of the 49ers. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Mike White named finalist for Werner Ladder Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year award: Andy earlier made the case for White earning SEC Coach of the Year honors. White is one of ten finalists for the national award. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Canyon Barry named Division I men's basketball CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year: Barry, a graduate nuclear engineering student at Florida, has had a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout college, including when earning his physics degree from the College of Charleston. Barry is the second Gator to receive the honor - Matt Bonner got the nod in 2002 and 2003. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Thoughts on the Gators’ 78-65 home finale win over Arkansas: On Canyon Barry’s ankle, freshmen Keith Stone and Gorjok Gak, and Florida’s fine defensive performance. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Canyon Barry, Keith Stone, and Florida’s productive bench: Barry and Stone were a big part of the Gators’ success in January but struggled with illness and injury last month. Both feel they are now getting back to their usual selves. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators recognize men’s basketball seniors:

Florida women’s basketball falls to Texas A&M: The Gators’ SEC tournament run, and 2016-17 season, came to a close as Florida dropped their second game of tournament play to the Aggies. (Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

Profiles of LB Vosean Joseph: Joseph discusses the notoriety of his hit on LSU quarterback Danny Etling and promises that there will be more hits to come. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Duke Dawson on his move to cornerback: The senior is shifting over from nickel to corner to help fill the void left by Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson’s departures. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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