Any doubt that the University of Florida had the dominant athletics program in the Southeastern Conference during the 2009-10 school year was put to rest Monday as the university was named the SEC All-Sports champion by the New York Times Regional Media Group. Sweeping all three titles – overall, men’s and women’s – the Florida Gators won by staggering numbers in two of the three categories, literally dominating the competition.
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Florida is the only school to sweep all three titles in a single season, accomplishing the feat for the 10th time this year and third in the last four (2006-07, 2008-09). All 16 of UF’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 Gators won seven SEC titles over this period: baseball, gymnastics, soccer, men’s outdoor track & field, women’s tennis, women’s cross country and women’s track & field. It is the fourth time Florida has won seven or more conference titles in a single season.
UF’s has been victorious in 20 of the last 23 All-Sports awards with the men’s program winning its 14th and women’s program winning its 17th respective individual title.
The Gators lead the SEC with 193 all-time team titles including 47 in the last decade.