It seems after a dismal football season, the spring is shaping up nicely for the Gator Nation!
That is not to say that the fall was not without its successes. The Lady Gator Volleyball team did quite well as did the Lady Gator Soccer team. Right now, though, is quite a different story.
The Men’s Swimming and Diving team just captured the SEC and is currently ranked #1. So is the Women’s Softball team, currently undefeated and ranked atop the polls. Lest we forget, we are a current gymnastics powerhouse, ranked #1 and having defeated both #2 and #3 in head to head meets this year. We’re talking about a National Champion program repeating as a National Champion. There is probably an entire post on the Women’s Gymnastics program itself (Note to self: may want to follow up on the one).
A quick shout to the Women’s Basketball program. I was able to watch them play UK in Lexington last month as they beat the #5 team in the nation and then beat them again this month when UK visited Gainesville. They are suiting up 9 players because of injury and they play hard. Right now, they are in a good position to make the NCAA tournament…so keep an eye on the rest of their season.
Fact remains is that it is always Great to Be a Florida Gator, but especially now with our student-athletes doing so well. You just have to make sure you’re following all the right sports. Women’s Lacrosse has not yet began, but I expect good things from them as well.
Oh yeah, the Men’s Basketball program attained its first #1 ranking since 2007. Billy has them playing at a great level right now, but each game you can see they are working for more. They are on an all-time Gator winning streak, but I’ll take a regular season loss and a drop in the polls for a SEC Tournament Championship and a deep, deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
It’s Great to Be a Florida Gator! ‘Nuff said.