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Chomping at Bits: Gator gymnasts finish third at NCAA Super Six; UF lacrosse wins Big East regular season title

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Gator gymnastics finishes third in NCAA Super Six final: It was the seventh consecutive top-four finish for the Gators in NCAA Super Six team final. Florida’s 197.85 score equals the program’s second highest total among its 16 NCAA Super Six appearances. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

On Alex McMurtry’s finish as a Gator Great: The senior finishes her UF career owning a share of every Florida event record. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

UF lacrosse wins Big East regular season title: The Gators powered past Denver on Saturday to remain undefeated in conference. Florida clinched their fourth straight regular season Big East championship with the win and extended their conference win streak to 30. (Kelly Shipp, Florida Gators)

Florida baseball wins top-ten series with Kentucky: The No. 1 Gators picked up wins on Thursday and Friday to clinch the series, while the No. 9 Wildcats edged Florida in Saturday’s series finale. The Gators started things off on Thursday with an 11-2 win. On Friday, Florida clinched the series with a 9-4 victory which featured Jackson Kowar pitching seven shutout innings and Wil Dalton with six RBI. Kentucky edged the Gators 3-2 in Saturday’s finale. In that game, Florida had just two hits on the day - their fewest in a game this season. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Gator softball sweeps series with Mississippi State: No. 5 Florida collected three wins over the No. 19 Bulldogs in Starkville this weekend, starting with an 8-3 win on Friday evening. In Saturday’s doubleheader (rescheduled due to weather), the Gators earned a 6-2 win in the first game and a 3-0 victory in the second. In the first game, Amanda Lorenz hit her second grand slam of the season, while Aleshia Ocasio finished the game with seven strikeouts on 104 pitches for her tenth complete-game of the year. In the series finale, Kelly Barnhill notched five strikeouts on 98 pitches and allowed just three hits. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Florida women’s tennis falls to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament: The Commodores continue to confound the Gators, besting them again for the SEC Tournament championship, just as they had recently for the regular season conference title. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

UF women’s golf falls in SEC Tournament quarterfinals: The Gators had advanced to match play, but were defeated by Arkansas 2-3. (Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)

Profile of incoming Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard: Nembhard will arrive on UF’s campus for the second summer session. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Randy Russell on his heart condition diagnosis: The Florida defensive back signee is still a part of the team and attends all practices and meetings. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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