Florida brings home “ultimate” national title

By Adam Silverstein
June 1, 2010

While the Florida Gators’ baseball, softball, track & field and tennis teams have been competing for the opportunity to play for their sports’ respective National Championships recently, one lesser-known University of Florida team took home their own on Monday.

UF’s ultimate Frisbee squad, competing for the 2010 USA Ultimate College Championship over the weekend, captured the event’s title Monday with a 15-12 defeat of Carleton College, their sixth victory in seven games.

In addition to their accomplishments on the field, the team’s captain, fifth-year senior Brodie Smith, finished as runner-up for the Callahan Award, given to the nation’s most valuable ultimate player. He compiled a team-high 10 assists on Monday afternoon, catapulting the team to their second National Championship (2006).

A unique piece written by Tom Green and published Tuesday morning by The Independent Florida Alligator notes that Florida is “one of the sport’s most hated teams” in the club sport and was said to not “have the best reputation in the ultimate community” by one of the announcers calling the match.

4 Comments

  1. Marc says:

    Adam,

    It seems like UF is racking up all sorts of titles this year. I noticed on your sidebar you keep track of the rankings for current sports. Can you add something on your sidebar showing how each concluded sport has finished for the year? It would be cool to have a list of the national championships too. This would make it much easier to brag about our alma mater.

    Thanks

  2. Daniel M. says:

    But can they catch bass?

  3. Marc-

    Sure. It is something I have been considering for a while. My idea was to post something like that in place of the “Men’s Rankings” and “Women’s Rankings” after baseball, softball, golf and track & field conclude their seasons this month. Keep your eyes pealed – it will be up sooner than later!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Joe says:

    Daniel,

    We just won the collegiate national fishing tournament a couple of months ago.

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