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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s swimming and diving team wins sixth consecutive SEC Championship

And other scores and updates from this weekend in Gator sports.

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UF Men’s swimming wins sixth straight SEC championship: Caeleb Dressel also earned his third consecutive SEC Male Swimmer of the Meet award. Dressel’s three individual SEC titles at the meet gives him ten such honors for his career - the most of any male swimmer in UF history. Florida’s men’s swim team now has the second most SEC titles of any program in history (39), behind only Kentucky men’s basketball (50). (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball sweeps opening weekend: The No. 1 Gators opened their season with a home sweep of Siena. Florida got things started with a 7-1 victory in Brady Singer’s first Friday start. The offense kept rolling on Saturday, resulting in a 10-2 win which saw the Gators rally after falling behind 2-0 in the first inning. Florida finished the sweep on Sunday with an offensive explosion - rolling 19 (!) to 2 over the Saints. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gator softball shuts out Louisiana on Saturday; picks up first loss on Sunday: No 2. Florida shut out the No. 16 Ragin’ Cajuns in a double-header on the road Saturday, with final scores of 4-0 and 9-0. It was the first time in a decade that Louisiana was shut out in back-to-back games. In extra innings on Sunday, the Cajuns got their revenge, edging the Gator 4-3 in the series finale. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s golf finishes as runner-up at SunTrust Gator Invitational: It was the best finish for the Gators in the Gainesville-based tournament since they last won the event in 2011. (Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)

UF women’s basketball picks up Senior Day victory: Florida defeated visiting Vanderbilt, 88-71, scoring the Gators’ most points in SEC play this season. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Men’s tennis finishes run at ITA Indoor Championships: The Gators kicked their weekend at the event off with a loss to Texas A&M, picked up a win over Notre Dame on Saturday, and concluded the event with a loss to Illinois on Sunday. (Kelly Shipp, Florida Gators)

More on Florida men’s basketball’s loss to Vanderbilt: Nothing new here, really. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Biggest needs in Gators’ 2019 recruiting class: The line of scrimmage will be a point of emphasis. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Florida’s new workouts are hard: Players have been tweeting about new strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage’s program. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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