Day two of the NCAA East Preliminaries continued and UF entered the day after nine athletes made it through the first round on the men's side. But Thursday's competitions allowed the reigning Southern Eastern Conference Women’s Outdoors Champions to display their talents on a national stage.
No. 4 Florida traveled to Bloomington, Indiana, to participate in the NCAA East Preliminaries. The four-day event kicked off Wednesday with the men’s javelin for the Gators.
Former Florida point guard and two-time national champion Taurean Green will make his way back to Gainesville this year, returning to the Gators men’s basketball program as the director of player development.
The Gators (45-16, 13-11) dominated in the Gainesville Regional Championship game over Wisconsin (30-20, 12-11), forcing a mercy rule en route to a 11-0 victory.
Florida (35-20, 15-15) fell to South Carolina (27-27, 13-17) 4-1 in what could be the final game in Condron Ballpark for seven UF seniors.
Florida (35-19, 14-14) defeated South Carolina (26-27, 12-17) 8-0 on Friday, earning the series victory and an opportunity to sweep the Gamecocks on Saturday.
The fourteenth-seeded Florida Gators softball team (44-16, 13-11) demolished the Canisius Golden Griffins (32-17,16-4) 10-1 Friday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
The No.7-seeded Cavaliers (26-5, 12-0) defeated Florida (26-3, 12-0) and punched their ticket to the Final Four with a 4-1 victory atin the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Illinois.
Sophomore starting pitcher Brandon Sproat pitched 6.1 innings for the Gators (34-19, 14-14), as Florida rolled over South Carolina (26-26, 12-16) 14-5 behind four total homers.
The Florida lacrosse team fought an uphill battle against No. 2 Maryland as their season came to an end with a 18-5 defeat Thursday.
Now, after 33 years on the job, the “Voice of the Gators” is calling it a career. After Florida baseball’s series against South Carolina, Hubert will retire.