Florida cleans house in the SEC All-Sports Awards


Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:21 p.m.

It was another clean sweep for the University of Florida in the SEC All-Sports Awards.

UF won the overall, the men's and the women's competition for the awards, which are now presented by the Halifax Media Group.

It is the 22nd win for the Gator program and the 19th for the women compared to 16 for the men. It was the sixth straight overall win for Florida, which is the only SEC school ever to sweep all three awards.

"Claiming the SEC All-Sports title is something we take a lot of pride in,” Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. “The level of competition in the Southeastern Conference is so challenging, as so many league teams are among the top contenders for national titles. To win the trophy is a credit to the efforts of our coaches and their athletes."

The Halifax Media Group, which includes 14 newspapers throughout the Southeastern United States, awards the overall, men's and women's SEC All-Sports trophies. A first-place SEC finish is worth 12 points, second is given 11 points, and so on. The sports of cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field are combined. A program's outdoor track finish makes up half, while the remaining two quarters are based on the cross country and indoor finishes. A school's point total is divided by the number of sports it fields to arrive at the average.

This is the first year for the Halifax Media Group to award the SEC All-Sports Trophy. The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group gave the awards from the 1994-95 through 2010-11 seasons. Prior to that, the league tabulated the SEC All-Sports totals.

Florida won three SEC titles — in gymnastics, women's tennis and indoor women's track and field. UF received no points for women's lacrosse, one of its most successful sports this season. The Gators won their conference title and have reached the final four but the sport is not recognized as an SEC sport because only two conference schools have the sport.

Georgia finished second in each of the three categories.

Overall

1

Florida

156.50

16.00

9.78

2

Georgia

141.00

16.00

8.81

3

LSU

129.00

16.00

8.06

4

Tennessee

108.00

15.00

7.20

5

Kentucky

109.00

16.00

6.81

6

Alabama

108.00

16.00

6.75

7

Arkansas

100.50

15.00

6.70

8

Auburn

104.50

16.00

6.53

9

South Carolina

81.00

15.00

5.40

10

Ole Miss

68.50

13.00

5.27

11

Miss. State

60.50

13.00

4.65

12

Vanderbilt

56.50

13.00

4.35

Men

Place

School

Points

Sports

Average

1

Florida

66.50

7.00

9.50

2

Georgia

59.00

7.00

8.43

3

LSU

55.00

7.00

7.86

4

Kentucky

53.50

7.00

7.64

5

Auburn

48.50

7.00

6.93

6

Arkansas

40.50

6.00

6.75

7

Alabama

44.00

7.00

6.29

8

Miss. State

37.50

6.00

6.25

9

Ole Miss

35.00

6.00

5.83

10

Tennessee

38.00

7.00

5.43

11

South Carolina

34.50

7.00

4.93

12

Vanderbilt

29.00

6.00

4.83

Women

Place

School

Points

Sports

Average

1

Florida

90.00

9.00

10.00

2

Georgia

82.00

9.00

9.11

3

Tennessee

70.00

8.00

8.75

4

LSU

74.00

9.00

8.22

5

Alabama

64.00

9.00

7.11

6

Arkansas

60.00

9.00

6.67

7

Auburn

56.00

9.00

6.22

8

Kentucky

55.50

9.00

6.17

9

South Carolina

46.50

8.00

5.81

10

Ole Miss

33.50

7.00

4.79

11

Vanderbilt

27.50

7.00

3.93

12

Miss. State

23.00

7.00

3.29

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