Despite struggling in its two largest money-generating sports, the Florida Gators and their six Southeastern Conference titles once again proved that they were the most dominant athletics program in the league during the 2014-15 as they were named recipients of the overall SEC All-Sports Award for the ninth consecutive season and 23rd time in the last 24 campaigns.
Though the Gators won the overall award, they ended a six-season streak of sweeping the three titles, which also include individual men’s and women’s crowns. In fact, Florida achieved the overall title without leading either of the gender categories.
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Florida has now won 25 overall titles (nine straight), 21 women’s titles and 18 men’s titles. The Gators are also the only program to sweep all three categories in a single season, doing so 14 times overall, seven times in the last nine years and six times in a row (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14).
All 16 of Florida’s sports (nine women’s, seven men’s) were counted with cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field combined into one unit per gender. (The lacrosse program competes in the Big East.)
The Gators won six SEC titles over this period – volleyball, men’s indoor track & field, men’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis, softball, men’s outdoor track and field –
Florida still leads the SEC with 224 all-time team titles.
The 2014-15 edition of the awards were presented by GateHouse Media. Prior iterations were awarded by league itself (1973-74 to 1993-94), The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group (1994-95 to 2010-11) and Halifax Media Group (2011-12 to 2013-14).