16 Facts About Florida Gators

1. University of Florida Gators has a reputation and long history of producing athletes who compete in the Olympic Games.

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2. University of Florida Gators began its sports program soon after it was established in Gainesville in 1906, and its teams adopted orange and blue as their official colors soon thereafter.

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3. The Florida Gators would return to the WCWS finals in 2017 before losing to the Oklahoma Sooners in two games.

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4. In 2015, the Florida Gators repeated as national champions by defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the full three games.

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5. In 2014, the Florida Gators defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first two games of the three-game Women's College World Series to win their first NCAA national championship.

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6. The Florida Gators have been ranked among the top ten women's lacrosse teams in the country each of the last five seasons, and have been ranked as high as No 1.

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7. The Florida Gators won their first official conference title in 1991, the year before the first SEC conference championship game was played, for a total of eight SEC championships in the last twenty-four seasons.

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8. In 2009, the Lady Florida Gators placed seventh at the NCAA cross country championship; in 2010, they won the SEC championship for the second consecutive year.

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9. In 1975, the Lady Florida Gators debuted as a varsity program under head coach Dr Paula Welch.

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10. In June 2017, Florida Gators won their first College World Series championship, beating LSU two games to none in the best-of-three finals.

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11. The Florida Gators have won an additional 64 SEC tournament titles in these sports which are not included in Florida's total of 240 SEC team championships.

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12. University of Florida Gators is a founding member of the Southeastern Conference, one of the nation's premier intercollegiate sports conferences, and twenty of the twenty-one Gators sports teams compete in the SEC.

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13. The Florida Gators are the only SEC sports program to earn all three SEC all-sports trophies in a single year, and have swept all three trophies twelve times.

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14. In 2017, Florida Gators won the baseball national championship for the first time.

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15. The University of Florida Gators was one of the thirteen charter members who joined together to form the new Southeastern Conference in 1932.

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16. The University of Florida Gators currently fields teams in nine men's sports and twelve women's sports.

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