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We are on the doorstep of another weekend and after a very slow news week for Gators sports, this Friday brings reasons to be proud of the Orange and Blue. Two athletic programs had a pair of players named to a prestigious academic honor roll while a third saw an incoming freshman named to the United States national team. Here is a look at the latest from the Swamp.
https://twitter.com/GatorsGym/status/1413308315648540677 The gymnastics team got some good news on Thursday when Leah Clapper and Megan Skaggs appeared on College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 4 At-Large first teams. This award honors the nation's top student-athletes for their performance in the classroom and on the court. The two Gators student-athletes advance to the national ballot; the national team is announced Aug. 6.
https://twitter.com/GatorsMTN/status/1413240695091912705 The men's tennis team also had a duo named to their respective CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Men's At-Large First Team on Thursday afternoon — Sam Riffice and Duarte Vale. Florida was the only university other than the Alabama Crimson Tide to have multiple honorees make the academic team in the district.
https://twitter.com/GatorsVB/status/1413208273860374529 The gymnastics team saw incoming freshman Gabbi Essix snag a spot on USA Volleyball for the 2021 FIVB Women's Under-20 World Championship. The tournament is being held in both Rotterdam, Netherlands and Kortrijk, Belgium from July 9-17.
Around the Swamp
Gators in MLB: Florida alumni slugging their way toward All-Star break: Here is a look at how former Florida Gators fared in Week 14 of Major League Baseball play.
Tre Mann joins up-and-coming team in this latest USA TODAY Sports NBA mock draft: Though most projections show Mann outside the lottery, he’s expected to be a first-round pick.
Florida men's and women's basketball will take part in Jumpman Invitational: The Jordan Brand and the Charlotte Sports Foundation reached a three-year agreement.
Florida football makes top eight for this 4-star receiver: So far, he has taken official visits to Miami and Baylor in the middle of June.
Report: Brenton Cox Jr. should be able to play Week 1 despite injury: Cox played through a Jones fracture in his left foot last season, an injury which was discovered this offseason.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!
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