Any doubt that the University of Florida had the dominant athletics program in the Southeastern Conference during the 2012-13 school year was put to rest Monday as the university was named the SEC All-Sports Tropy champion for the fifth-straight season by the Halifax Media Group. Sweeping all three titles – overall, men’s and women’s – the Florida Gators won by staggering numbers in each category, literally dominating the competition.
|Team (OVERALL)||Total Points||Score|
|No. 1 Florida||160.5||.7230|
|No. 2 Georgia||144.0||.6372|
|No. 3 Texas A&M||137.0||.6284|
|Team (MEN'S)||Total Points||Score|
|No. 1 Florida||70.5||.6651|
|No. 2 Alabama||59.0||.5566|
|No. 3 Georgia||58.5||.5519|
|Team (WOMEN'S)||Total Points||Score|
|No. 1 Florida||90||.7759|
|No. 2 Tennessee||79||.7315|
|No. 3 Texas A&M||80.5||.7188|
Florida is the only school to sweep all three crowns in a single season, accomplishing the feat for the 13th time, sixth in the last seven years and fifth-in-a-row (2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13). UF has now won 23 overall titles (including seven-straight), 20 women’s titles and 17 men’s titles.
All 16 of the Gators’ 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 American Lacrosse Conference.) Scoring was adjusted this year by the Halifax Media Group to account for the two teams (Missouri, Texas A&M) and one sport (equestrian) added to the conference this season.
Florida matched a school and league record by winning eight SEC titles over this period – basketball, gymnastics, men’s swimming, soccer, softball, volleyball, women’s cross country and women’s tennis – compared to three in 2011-12. UF soccer and women’s tennis each captured both the regular season and tournament championships.
The Gators lead the SEC with 213 all-time team titles.
The SEC All-Sports titles were previously awarded by The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group from 1994-95 to 2010-11.