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Florida Places 83 Student Athletes on Academic All-SEC List
Gainesville, FL - Thursday June 9, 2005

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The University of Florida led all Southeastern Conference schools with 83 student-athletes garnering Academic All-SEC honors in the SEC Championship sponsored spring sports. Women's track and field shared the top total by any of the spring sports with Vanderbilt as each placed 23 on the Academic All-SEC list.

Men's track and field placed 20 student-athletes on the list, marking the second consecutive year the Gator men have led the league with Academic All-SEC honorees. The men's tennis team, which shared the SEC regular-season title, also led the SEC with six members of the Academic Honor Roll. The women's tennis team notched three recipients. Baseball and softball each had 11 recipients. The Gator golf programs added six honorees, four by the women and two by the men.

For the 2004-05 academic year, the University of Florida led all SEC schools with 173 honorees in SEC Championship sponsored sports. The total is the second highest in school history as UF set the league record of 193 in 2002-03.

Florida has led the SEC in Academic All-SEC recipients for five consecutive years. The Gators led or tied all SEC schools for Academic All-SEC honorees in eight sports this year - football (26), both men's and women's swimming and diving (15 each), soccer (15), men's tennis (6), both men's and women's track and field (20 men, 23 women) and volleyball (7)

Florida women's and men's teams led all league schools in SEC Championship sponsored sports this academic year with 91 and 82 honorees, respectively. Alabama was second among women with 79 recipients, while South Carolina was runner-up with 69 male honorees.

University of Florida Spring Academic All-SEC Selections
Sekou Clarke
M. Track & Field
JR
Travel and Tourism
 
Kayne DaKoski
M. Track & Field
JR
Political Science
 
Jose Garcia
M. Track & Field
SO
Economics
 
Steven Hassen
M. Track & Field
SO
History
 
Jeffrey Hoffman
M. Track & Field
JR
Health Sciences
 
Kurt Lee
M. Track & Field
SO
Exercise Physiology
 
Jeremy Miller
M. Track & Field
SO
Accounting
 
Stefan Pastor
M. Track & Field
SR
Sport Management
 
Garrett Penton
M. Track & Field
SR
Exercise Physiology
 
Alex Phipps
M. Track & Field
SR
Electrical Engineering
 
Cory Presnick
M. Track & Field
SR
Accounting
 
Dwight Ruff
M. Track & Field
SR
Recreation Programming
 
Brandon Saltmarsh
M. Track & Field
JR
Food and Resource Economics
 
Brent Schneider
M. Track & Field
SR
Civil Engineering
 
Dan Shaffer
M. Track & Field
SR
Finance
 
Adam Sisler
M. Track & Field
JR
Electrical Engineering
 
Blake Taylor
M. Track & Field
SO
Economics
 
Joseph Taylor
M. Track & Field
SO
Zoology
 
Jet Theriac
M. Track & Field
JR
Economics
 
Stephen Zieminski
M. Track & Field
GRAD
Accounting
 
Dara Altman
W. Track & Field
JR
Exercise & Sport Sciences
 
Diane Avigne
W. Track & Field
JR
Exercise & Sport Sciences
 
Amy Carr
W. Track & Field
SR
Chemical Engineering
 
Carling Cookerly
W. Track & Field
SR
Accounting
 
Charlie Cookerly
W. Track & Field
SR
Education
 
Shea Cookerly
W. Track & Field
SO
Business
 
Sara-Beth Cooper
W. Track & Field
SR
Sport Management
 
Mallory Dunn
W. Track & Field
SR
Architecture
 
Jodi Heyens
W. Track & Field
SR
Business
Kecia Johnson
W. Track & Field
SR
Journalism
Elynore Kabboord
W. Track & Field
SO
Exercise & Sport Sciences
Chandra Lacombe
W. Track & Field
SR
Advertising
Kay Lennon
W. Track & Field
SR
Political Science & Economics
Rachel Longfors
W. Track & Field
SR
Health Science Education & Anthropology
Krystle Moss
W. Track & Field
SR
Business
Kim Munksgaard
W. Track & Field
JR
Environmental Engineering
Tiandra Ponteen
W. Track & Field
SO
Recreation, Parks & Tourism
Christine Ray
W. Track & Field
SO
Advertising
Angela Rose
W. Track & Field
SO
Business
Amanda Schommer
W. Track & Field
JR
Marketing
Stephanie Swain
W. Track & Field
SR
Occupational Therapy
Dana VanWagner
W. Track & Field
SR
Political Science
Marie Vogler
W. Track & Field
SR
Architecture

Wanless Wins Shot Put; Lee Moves Up 10 Spots To Lead Men
Gainesville, FL - Saturday January 29, 2005

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University of Florida senior Liz Wanless (Belleville, Ill.) took home her fourth straight title in the shot put Saturday at the UNC Invitational to lead the No. 3 ranked Gators, while freshman Kurt Lee (Spring Hill, Fla.) took fifth in the heptathlon at the Clemson Heptathlon Championships to lead the No. 4 men's team on Saturday.

Wanless posted an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 17.29m/56-08.75 to win the shot put, while Lee moved up 10 spots from the first day and took fifth in the heptathlon with 4,698 points.

"It was a real good day," Florida Associate Head Coach Larry Judge said. "I was very pleased with the shot put. Liz Wanless had the second best throw of her life and five of her six throws were over 56 feet so we were happy about that. Overall, it was a good weekend for us. We had some good individual performances and we are certainly on track for where we want to be by the conference championships."

Senior Candice Scott (Port of Spain, Trinidad) finished second to Wanless and posted an NCAA provisional mark of 16.57m/54-04.50 in the shot put. Senior Scarlett Ekeroma (Orlando, Fla.) finished seventh with a mark of 13.73m/45-00.50 and freshman Angela Rose (Niceville, Fla.) placed 12th with a throw of 12.63m/41-05.25.

Also in action Saturday were the UF pole vaulters who swept places two through five. Senior Chandra Lacombe (Winter Haven, Fla.) posted the Gators' best mark on the day at 3.80m/12-05.50 to take second place. Senior Chelo Canino (Valrico, Fla.) placed third (3.70m/12-01.50), junior Amy Carr (Palm Coast, Fla.), placed fourth (3.60m/11-09.75) and freshman Natalie Moser (Tampa, Fla.) took home fifth place honors tying her best collegiate mark at 3.60m/11-09.75. Sophomore Dana Van Wagner (Sparr., Fla.) also competed and finished ninth with a mark of 3.50m/11-05.75.

For the men, Lee, who stood in 15th place after the first day of competition, moved up 10 spots by finishing in a tie for first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.75m/15-7. His vault earned him 834 points and he eventually finished in fifth with 4,698 points - just 40 behind the fourth-place finisher.

Freshman Blake Taylor (Lansdale, Pa.) finished in 12th place with 4,094 points after ending the first afternoon in fourth after taking second in the high jump (1.94m/6-4.25) to earn 749 points and third in the long jump (6.80m/22-3.75) to earn 767 points.

Both Gator squads return to action next weekend when Florida hosts the Gator Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 6. with the first event slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.


Candice Scott Places Second in Weight Throw as Former Gator Erin Gilreath Breaks World Record
Gainesville, FL - Saturday January 28, 2005

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University of Florida senior All-American Candice Scott (Port of Spain, Trinidad) took second place in the weight throw with a toss of 23.23m/76-2.75 Friday at the UNC Invitational. Scott's second-best mark of her career, another NCAA automatic mark, failed to claim first thanks to former Gator Erin Gilreath breaking her own world record in the event with a heave of 24.11m/79-1.25.

Junior All-American Rachel Longfors (Erhard, Minn.) posted an NCAA provisional mark with a toss of 19.58m/64-3.00 which was good enough for fourth place in an event that featured the world and collegiate record holders in the weight throw.

Senior Scarlett Ekeroma (Orlando, Fla.) placed fifth in the only event the Gators competed in Friday with a toss of 18.28m/59-11.75, while sophomore Jennifer Wynn (Douglasville, Ga.) took sixth with a mark of 18.26m/59-11.00. Also competing for the Gators were freshman Angela Rose (Niceville, Fla.), who set a personal best mark in the weight throw at 15.37m/50-5.25, and junior Sara Cooper (Bayonet Point, Fla.), who notched a mark of 15.52m/50-11.

"I thought we competed really well today," Associate Head Coach Larry Judge said. "Candice Scott had her second-best throw of her life and I was very pleased with the way Scarlett Ekeroma, Rachel Longfors, and Jennifer Wynn competed against some very good competition. Overall, I was very happy with our effort from all of our athletes."

Action continues tomorrow at the UNC Invitational. Florida will have student athletes in action in the shot put and pole vault.


Women's T & F Host Florida Intercollegiate Saturday
Gainesville, FL - Saturday January 29, 2005

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The No. 3 University of Florida women's track and field team returns to action this weekend as they host the Florida Intercollegiate Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The competition will feature some of the finest track programs from across the country including intra-state rivals Florida State and Miami.

The meet will mark the second of the season for the Gators as they began the 2005 season on Dec. 3 at the Clemson Opener in Clemson, S.C. where senior All-American Candice Scott (Port of Spain, Trinidad) reset her collegiate record in the weight throw with a toss of 23.15m/75-11.50. Three other athletes, junior Amy Carr (Palm Coast), sophomore Jennifer Wynn (Douglasville, Ga.), and freshman Angela Rose (Niceville) set personal bests of their own. Carr in the pole vault (3.65m/11-11.75), Wynn in the weight throw (18.80m/61-08.25), and Rose in the weight throw (14.28m/46-10.25).

Additionally, senior transfer Liz Wanless (Belleville, Ill.) has already reset her personal best in the shot put twice this season and holds the best mark in the world for the 2005 season at 17.42m/57-02.00. Scott's record setting mark in the weight throw is also the best in the world thus far.