News & Accolades

Lindaman Selected CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year

Student-athlete Kendyl Lindaman became Florida softball's latest player to receive the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America of the Year award. CoSIDA announced the award along with their Academic All-American teams for the sport on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

Lindaman is now the third player in program history to be honored as the sport's Academic All-America of the Year as she joins former pitchers Stacey Nelson (2009) and Kelly Barnhill (2018).

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Florida Student-Athletes Earn High Academic Progress Rates (APR)

Florida Student-Athletes Earn High Academic Progress Rates (APR)

Five Florida teams—men's basketball, women's golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, and volleyball—are among the programs receiving NCAA recognition Tuesday, May 12, 2020 for standing among their sport's top 10 for Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores.

"Earning a degree is an aspiration we share with our student-athletes," said athletic director Scott Stricklin. "These five Gators teams among the nation's top 10 percent for academic progress show that they are focused on gaining their diploma."

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention, and graduation to provide a measure of each team's academic performance. This year's APR report is a multi-year rate based on scores from the academic years 2015-16 through 2018-19.

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Kirby McMullen nominated for McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year

University of Florida senior baseball infielder Kirby McMullen was one of two Florida student-athletes nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Friday, May 1, 2020.

The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year is an annual academic award for the top scholar-athlete in the SEC. Each respective conference institution nominates a male and female student-athlete. The selection of the two winners will be made by the Faculty Athletics Representative Selection Committee and announced on May 26th.

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Tori Bindi nominated for McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Tori Bindi nominated for McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year

University of Florida women's senior swimmer Tori Bindi was one of two Florida student-athletes nominated for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Friday, May 1, 2020.

The H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year is an annual academic award for the top scholar-athlete in the SEC. Each respective conference institution nominates a male and female student-athlete. The selection of the two winners will be made by the Faculty Athletics Representative Selection Committee and announced on May 26th.

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UF Student-Athletes Earn High Graduation Success Rates (GSR)

There are a few titles that Florida student-athletes seek during their Gator careers. NCAA champion and Southeastern Conference champion come to mind. There is another title they seek–University of Florida graduate.
 
The Graduation Success Rates (GSR) published by the NCAA on October 16, 2019 shows that 88 percent of UF student-athletes completed their degree in the latest cycle. The Gators' latest number equals NCAA Division I's overall GSR, which is an all-time high.

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Student-athlete Parker Roberts Earns Academic Award

Student-athlete Parker Roberts Earns Academic Award

Florida's redshirt junior midfielder Parker Roberts is part of the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America teams, the organization announced on December 18, 2019

Roberts is pursuing bachelor's degrees in criminology and sociology while also working toward her master's in management.

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Twelve Gator Gymnasts Earn NACGC Scholastic All-America Honors

Twelve student-athletes from Florida's 2019 SEC title team earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) Scholastic All-America honors. The NACGC recognizes the academic accomplishments of collegiate gymnasts each season.
 
As a team, Florida recorded a program record team cumulative GPA of 3.61 in fall 2018 and 3.57 in spring 2019 for a 3.6041 GPA for the academic year.

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Six lacrosse Student-Athletes Earn IWLCA Academic Honors

Six lacrosse Student-Athletes Earn IWLCA Academic Honors

The University of Florida's lacrosse team once again showcased its success in the classroom with six players earning a spot on the 2019 IWLCA Zag Sports Division I Academic Honor Roll.

Lexi Bolton, Brianna Harris, Haley Hicklen, Kenzii Kittell, Caroline May, and Emily Petillo were the Gators to earn the accolades.

To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student and have earned a cumulative academic GPA of 3.50 or greater. The IWLCA honored a total of 501 student-athletes from 99 institutions on the 2019 honor roll.

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Track and Field Named USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year

A total of 13 Gators and both their men's and women's teams earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on July 22, 2019.
 
Florida's men were also named the USTFCCCA Indoor and Outdoor Scholar Team of the Year. The Gators won the honor by virtue of being the highest-finishing team with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Florida's men won the NCAA Indoors title and took second at NCAA Outdoors.

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Men's Tennis Team Named ITA All-Academic Team For 2018-2019

Men's Tennis Team Named ITA All-Academic Team For 2018-2019

The University of Florida men's tennis team has been named an ITA All-Academic Team while four Gators received ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, the organization announced on July 18, 2019. The Gators have been tabbed an All-Academic Team with a combined GPA of 3.20 or higher for the past six seasons.

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Women's Tennis Team Named ITA All-Academic Team for 2018-2019

The University of Florida women's tennis team has earned ITA All-Academic status for the ninth consecutive season, as the organization released its list of honorees on July 18, 2019.

To earn ITA Scholar-Athlete accolades, the student-athlete must uphold a grade point average of at least 3.50 or above (on a 4.00 scale) as well as earn a varsity letter and been enrolled at their present institution for at least two semesters.

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