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UF wins Gatehouse Media SEC Overall All-Sports Title: It’s the 12th consecutive time, and 28th time overall, that the Gators have earned the honor. Florida had a conference-high six team titles this season (baseball, softball, men’s swimming, men and women’s track, and volleyball) and also had six athletes pick up SEC athlete of the year honors for their respective sports. UF’s 240 all-time SEC titles are the most in the conference. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)
Gator softball wins Gainesville Regional: Florida no-hit Bethune-Cookman to open their slate of regional play on Friday, rolling to an 8-0 win over the Wildcats. The Gators next turned to Ohio State, and drew a season-high 15 walks in their 10-2 come-from-behind triumph over the Buckeyes. Sunday’s finals found the Gators meeting Ohio State again, after a significant rain delay, and sawAleshia Ocasio toss a no-hitter in Florida's 4-0 win. Ocasio became the first Florida pitcher to throw a seven-inning no-hitter in the NCAA Tournament. The Gators now advance to Super Regional play for the sixth consecutive season, and will host Texas A&M. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)
Florida baseball swept by Mississippi State: The Gators ended their thus-far stellar season a bit disappointingly, with three road losses to the Bulldogs. The skid snapped Florida’s 19-series win streak and marked their first conference series loss of the season. The top-ranked Gators were stumped by a late MSU comeback on Thursday, couldn’t catch a Bulldogs’ lead on Friday, and were again victim to a six-run eighth inning (like in game one) on Sunday. Florida now heads to Hoover as the No. 1 seed in next week’s SEC Tournament. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)
2018 SEC baseball tournament schedule: Competition starts Tuesday, but the top-seeded Gators take the field on Wednesday. (Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)
Florida lacrosse ends season in NCAA Quarterfinal: In their first quarterfinal appearance since 2014, the Gators were bested by James Madison, 11-8. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)
Gator men’s tennis falls in Elite Eight: The Gators first defeated Ole Miss 4-3 to advance to their second NCAA quarterfinals of the last four years, but Florida subsequently saw their season come to a close, falling 4-3 to Texas A&M. (Kelly Shipp, Florida Gators)
UF women’s golf eliminated from NCAA Championships: The Gators finished 21st in the field, missing the top-15 cutoff for match play. (Andrew Kovar, Florida Gators)
Recruits discuss this weekend's Gator Grill Out: Four-star DB Jaden Davis made some noise by throwing up “the U,” 2020 QB Anthony Richardson discussed his recent Florida offer, (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun), RB Kenny McIntosh praised UF’s assistants (Bob Redman, 247Sports), OL William Putnam enjoyed the family environment (Thomas Gokldkamp, 247Sports), TE Jahleel Billingsley named Florida his leader, DE Nathan Pickering noted that Gainesville is “far” but “worth it,” and more. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
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